The company has announced that when the 113,562gt/2008 built Carnival Splendor (above) is deployed to Australia in 2019 she will operate year-round after arrival at Sydney. The full-time deployment represents a 66% increase in Carnival’s capacity in Australia. The 3,900 passenger vessel will receive an extensive dry-dock before her arrival. On 28th January Carnival Cruise Line’s 85,942gt/2004 built and 2,124-passenger capacity Carnival Miracle commenced a year-round programme of seven-day cruises from Tampa, doubling the company’s capacity at the port and further bolstering its position as the leader in Caribbean cruising. The Carnival Miracle will offer the only year-round longer-length cruise programme from Port Tampa Bay and joins the 70,390gt/1998 built Carnival Paradise which operates year-round 4-8 day voyages from Tampa to the Caribbean and Cuba.
The 101,705gt/2000 built Carnival Victory (above) underwent a multi-million-Dollar dry-dock in January that included the addition of new food and beverage innovations, two Captain’s Suites and new deluxe ocean view staterooms. The ship was dealt with at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport over a 17-day period. The changes include the addition of Guy’s Burger Joint, the RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Cantina, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and Bonsai Sushi Express. There is also a re-branded deli, Cherry on Top and more, plus several new cabin classes including Scenic Ocean View staterooms, Scenic Grand Ocean View and Captain’s Suites that offer a large extended balcony, two full-sized bathrooms, separate sleeping quarters and a large living room. The Carnival Victory operates year-round 3-4 day cruises from Miami.