Carnival Details Fleet Plans, Ship Shifts, Sales, Lay-Ups & More

In announcing a new fleet program, Carnival Cruise Line explained it now has a confirmed November 2022 delivery day for its second Excel-class ship, has sold Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration, and put Carnival Creativity and Carnival Fascination on “lay-up standing.” 

As a final result, the line has shifted some ships to new home ports, rebooked present visitors on to “replacement” ships and cancelled particular cruises together with all those from Puerto Rico, Barbados and Australia.

Carnival also explained it needs to aim its restart of provider with an emphasis on U.S. travel marketplaces and it also reaffirmed its dedication to trying to keep some Fantasy-class ships in the fleet. See beneath for extra details. 

New Ship Delivery 

As element of Carnival’s 50th birthday in 2022, Carnival explained a November 2022 delivery day has been confirmed by Meyer Turku shipyard for the unnamed, next Excel-class ship in Carnival’s fleet it’s now less than construction at the Finland lawn. 

Sailing from Miami as beforehand introduced, this sister ship to Mardi Gras will showcase several of the exact features, together with BOLT, a roller coaster at sea. Bookings will open this drop cruisers can register to be the “first to know” about the new ship’s itineraries and special open-for-sale promotions at

Ship Income and Lay-Ups

Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration have been bought, the line explained. In addition, Carnival explained that Carnival Fascination and Carnival Creativity will go to a extended term lay-up status with no particular timeline recognized for a return to operation.

Ship Shifts and Itineraries

Carnival Sensation will go from Miami to Mobile, AL and think the itineraries previously assigned to Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Fascination, with visitors on all those two ships becoming re-accommodated on Carnival Sensation.  

Carnival Sunrise will go from Port Everglades, FL to PortMiami and think the itineraries beforehand slated to run by Carnival Sensation. That go provides a larger sized, upgraded ship for quick itineraries Carnival Sunrise gained a $200 million transformation in 2019. Guests booked on the Carnival Sunrise’s four- and 5-day itineraries from Port Everglades will be quickly moved to sailings from PortMiami.

Carnival Sunrise is element of Carnival’s 50th birthday celebration in 2022. There will be no improvements to birthday sailings scheduled for March five, 2022.  For extra data visit

Carnival Fascination’s itineraries from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Barbados have been cancelled for 2020-2021. Carnival explained it’s concentrating its return to cruise functions with voyages that can be attained by way of mainland U.S. travel marketplaces. 

Itineraries for Carnival Creativity and Carnival Inspiration from Lengthy Beach have been cancelled as a result of April 19, 2021. That explained, Carnival Panorama will proceed to run 7-day cruises from Lengthy Beach when Carnival Wonder will run shorter itineraries from San Diego to Baja Mexico. 

Carnival Radiance will now go to Lengthy Beach directly from Europe following its $200 million transformation. It will home port there starting in April 2021 and think the quick Baja Mexico itineraries beforehand served by Carnival Creativity and Carnival Inspiration. 

Friends booked on Carnival Creativity and Carnival Inspiration following April 22, 2021 will be re-accommodated on Carnival Radiance, which has upgrades and new venues, together with Shaq’s Big Rooster Cafe and an expanded waterpark.

Separately, Carnival has notified Australian visitors that it’s extended its “pause” of functions in Australia. Six cruises scheduled  involving Sept. twenty five and Oct. 29, 2020 are cancelled. 

Friends and travel advisors are becoming notified directly about impacted sailings, guest re-accommodations and cancellations. Duffy thanked visitors and travel agent partners alike for their continued persistence, loyalty and assist for the duration of this unprecedented time for the cruise sector.

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