Carnival Cruise Line is back in business after 22 months and 10 ships away. How was this possible? The company used a new formula to keep their guests happy while they were gone, without the need for any major external help.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that they will be returning to cruising after nearly 22 months. The cruise line is planning on sailing from the port of Miami, Florida and will offer a number of cruises in 2019. Read more in detail here: carnival cruise line news.
After almost 22 months of inactivity, the Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty returned to sailing on Sunday afternoon from Florida.
After Carnival Horizon was pulled out of service due to propulsion difficulties, both ships re-entered service early.
The new livery of the Carnival Liberty. (Image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)
Since Carnival Cruise Line resumed operation in July 2021, these ships are the 18th and 19th to return to the sea. Carnival Vista, the first ship to return from Galveston, Texas, did so on July 3.
Sunshine will depart from both Port Everglades and Miami for a few trips before repositioning to Charleston, SC in early January for Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries.
On December 31, the final cruise from Florida will be a New Year’s Eve departure. Sunshine was located in Charleston, South Carolina, prior to the cruise industry collapse.
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Carnival Liberty will resume service in Miami and stay there until late January 2022, when it will relocate to Port Carnival.
Liberty was sailing short voyages from Central Florida before to the closure.
The cruise company will have 19 ships running from North America by the end of the year, with the three Fantasy-class ships Sensation (Mobile), Paradise (Tampa), and Ecstasy (Jacksonville) set to launch in the first three months of 2022.
The Carnival Victory, on the left, and the Carnival Destiny, on the right, set sail from New York on separate itineraries. (CCL/Andy Newman photo)
The vessel, which was formerly known as Carnival Destiny, had a substantial makeover in April 2013 and was renamed Carnival Sunshine.
The ship is part of Carnival’s Sunshine-class, which also includes the Carnival Sunrise (formerly the Triumph) and Carnival Radiance (formerly the Victory).
Cucina del Capitano, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Guy’s Burger Joint, Farienheit 555 Steakhouse, an adults-only Serenity with a freshwater pool, and a total refresh were all added to the ship during the restoration.
Sunshine was renovated in 2013 and Serenity was added. (Image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)
Carnival Liberty was the first ship to get the Fun Ship 2.0 makeover, which was revealed in 2011 and would ultimately be applied to all of the company’s ships.
Carnival Radiance, the third ship of the Sunshine-class, arrived at Long Beach, California, on Monday. Radiance will join Miracle and Panorama as the third ship to depart from the west coast.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will cruising be back in 2021?
A: Unfortunately, it seems like the cruise industry is in a bit of turmoil right now. This is because many ships are being put off due to high fuel costs and low prices. There are some signs that this might not be as bad for passengers who can book their trips on land instead of paying an expensive ticket out at sea.
Is Carnival going to start cruising again?
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Will cruising return to normal?
A: The cruise is currently still in progress, but I cannot answer your question with any certainty.
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