Carnival Cruise Lines sails year-round from Florida’s Port Canaveral on a variety of ships. Now, Carnival has expanded its offerings on 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream to include unique itineraries, some for the first time ever from Port Canaveral, that should provide something for ever cruise traveler on one of the line’s newest ships.
Two never-before-offered eight-day Caribbean departures along with two new five-day options, and a one-of-a-kind four-port, seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary make for a total of six distinctly different cruise programs, further strengthening Carnival’s position in the Caribbean cruise market with over 1,000 voyages carrying more than 3.5 million passengers each year.
Two new eight-day schedules include
- A three-port Southern Caribbean itinerary with extended stops at the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk, departing May 2 and 30, Aug. 23, Oct. 4, and Dec. 6, 2014, and Feb. 7 and March 7, 2015,
- An eastern Caribbean itinerary featuring visits to four tropical destinations: St. Maarten, Tortola, St. Thomas and Grand Turk, departing May 17, Sept. 5, Oct. 17, and Dec. 19, 2014, and Feb. 20 and March 20, 2015.
Two new five-day departures mark the first time that Carnival has offered short-cruise itineraries on a Dream-class ship.
- Key West, Nassau and Freeport departing May 25 and Oct. 12, 2014, and March 15, 2015,
- Nassau and Grand Turk departing Aug. 31 and Dec. 14, 2014, and Feb. 15, 2015.
A unique Four-port, seven-day eastern Caribbean itinerary includes stops at Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas and Nassau. These attractive week-long cruises are being offered roughly once a month and complement Carnival Dream’s existing seven-day western Caribbean cruises calling at Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay, and Costa Maya that sail throughout the year.
The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream launched year-round Caribbean service from Port Canaveral in 2009, bringing the latest in cruise ship innovations to Port Canaveral, traditionally visited by older, less attractive ships. Featuring 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, Carnival Dream looks positioned to serve Florida residents and those flying in to Orlando’s International airport for many seasons to come.
Also unique to Carnival Dream, more than 1,000 balcony and ocean view staterooms, as well as two-bath, five-berth staterooms that have proved to be popular with families. Safe, secure children’s facilities, along with a Serenity adults-only retreat and a 23,750-square-foot Cloud 9 Spa, are also offered.
Reservations are currently being accepted for all of Carnival Dream’s five- to eight-day Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral.