Carnival Cruise Line has amended more of its US cruise itineraries, continuing its deployment changes announced earlier in February.
The changes to itineraries have now been extended into 2023 and 2024, with four US homeports affected.
Three ships are included in the extension of the amended itineraries, with Carnival Elation, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Spirit all now confirmed to sail their new itineraries until at least 2023.
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Carnival Elation, which was previously announced as moving to Jacksonville, Florida., will continue to offer 4- and 5-day sailings from the city into 2024.
These cruises were formerly assigned to Carnival Ecstasy.
Carnival Freedom, which the cruise line previously announced as redeploying to Port Canaveral in April 2022 to replace Carnival Elation, will sail 4- and 5-day itineraries through April 29th, 2023.
Carnival Spirit will complete its recently announced summer 2022 season in Alaska, and will reposition to Florida to sail 6- and 8-day cruises previously assigned to Carnival Freedom.
Carnival Spirit will sail from Miami through April 8th, 2023, visiting ports in the Caribbean.
After completing its Caribbean seas, Carnival Spirit will sail a Panama Canal Journeys cruise on April 16th, 2023, arriving in Seattle to sail a series of Alaska cruises from May 2nd, 2023 through September 12th, 2023.
While Carnival completes the swap of existing reservations to the new ship assignments and provides equivalent accommodations, the itineraries will remain closed for sale, and reservations will not be accessible for up to three weeks, the company said.
“We are very happy with the positive reception this redeployment plan has already generated from our guests and travel advisor partners,” said Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line.
“In combination with our successful restart, new ship assignments are creating excitement as we build momentum for a successful 2022 and beyond,” she added.
The changes to itineraries come as Carnival Cruise Line works to brings its full fleet back into service. As of January 2022, Carnival Cruise Line operates a fleet of 24 ships, with two new builds on order and due for delivery in 2023 and 2024.
There are only five ships yet to return to service, but Carnival Cruise Line plans to have them all back in passenger service by May this year.
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