Carnival Cruise Lines has expanded its Carnival Dream’s year-round schedule from Port Canaveral, Fla., to include an 8-day Caribbean departure along with two new 5-day options, and a unique 4-port, seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary.
With these new options, Carnival Dream will offer six distinctly different 5-to 8-day cruise programs from Port Canaveral – the widest variety of itinerary choices from this highly popular Central Florida homeport.
Carnival Dream’s new 8-day schedules include a three-port Southern Caribbean itinerary with extended stops at the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk, and an eastern Caribbean itinerary featuring visits to four tropical destinations: St. Maarten, Tortola, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Seven southern Caribbean voyages will be offered, departing May 2 and 30, Aug. 23, Oct. 4, and Dec. 6, 2014, and Feb. 7 and March 7, 2015, while six eastern Caribbean cruises depart May 17, Sept. 5, Oct. 17, and Dec. 19, 2014, and Feb. 20 and March 20, 2015.
The two new five-day departures mark the first time that Carnival has offered short-cruise itineraries on a Dream-class ship. One five-day program features the popular ports of Key West, Nassau and Freeport departing May 25 and Oct. 12, 2014, and March 15, 2015, while the other offers day-long visits to Nassau and Grand Turk departing Aug. 31 and Dec. 14, 2014, and Feb. 15, 2015.
The line has also created a new four-port, seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary – unique to Port Canaveral – that includes stops at Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and Nassau. The week-long cruises are being offered roughly once per month and complement Carnival Dream’s existing 7-day western Caribbean cruises calling at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Costa Maya that sail throughout the year.
The 3,646-passenger, 130,000-ton Carnival Dream launched year-round Caribbean service from Port Canaveral in 2009, ushering in a number of innovations for the line. These include a half-mile wraparound outdoor promenade called The Lanai, along with Ocean Plaza, a stunning indoor/outdoor café and entertainment venue, and Carnival WaterWorks featuring a 303-foot-long Twister water slide and other splash-tastic features.
Reservations are currently being accepted for all of Carnival Dream’s five- to eight-day Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral. For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.