The Canaveral Port Authority will say goodbye to the Carnival Magic and hello to the Carnival Breeze in September 2018 as Carnival Cruise Line repositions the newer 3,690-passenger ship to Port Canaveral. The 130,000-ton ship joins Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty and annually will carry 650,000 guests from its new homeport.
“We’re delighted to continue our expansion at Port Canaveral with the spectacular Carnival Breeze, which is a wonderful addition to the Space Coast and offers our guests a truly unique seagoing vacation experience,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We continue to invest in Port Canaveral by deploying our newest and largest ship, which speaks volumes to the incredible growth that region represents and the popularity of Carnival Cruise Line from the Space Coast.”
After a few longer voyages from Port Canaveral, Carnival Breeze will offer year-round alternating seven-day eastern and western Caribbean itineraries beginning October 16, 2018. The Saturday departures to the eastern Caribbean will call at Amber Cove; St. Thomas; San Juan; and Grand Turk. Western Caribbean voyages will feature Cozumel, Belize, Mahogany Bay and Costa Maya, and are part of Carnival’s exclusive Cozumel Plus itineraries offering extended stays in Cozumel and a variety of unique and interesting shore excursions both on the island and on the Mexican mainland.
“With Carnival Breeze joining Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Liberty homeporting at Port Canaveral year-round, Carnival Cruise Lines continues to expand its stellar record of offering great itineraries and vacations from central Florida,” said Port Canaveral CEO John Murray. “When their cruise guests arrive, they will find we have new and updated facilities from which to begin and end their vacations from Port Canaveral.”
Carnival Breeze features the Thrill Theater, an immersive multi-dimensional special effects experience that makes viewers feel as if they are part of the movie. It also features a massive aqua park, and expansive recreation area with a suspended ropes course, mini golf, and outdoor fitness area.