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Cruising : By 2023 Carnival Cruise Line announced to grow fleet with two additional ships

Carnival Cruise Line announced plans to grow its fleet by two additional ships by 2023, taking the delivery position of an Excel-class ship that had previously been assigned to sister line AIDA Cruises that will arrive in late 2023, as well as taking ownership of Costa Magica from another of its European sister lines, with that ship going through a dry dock, renaming and Carnival-branded conversion and joining the fleet by mid-2022.
These two ships are in addition to the new capacity growth represented by Mardi Gras, Carnival’s first Excel-class, liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ship which starts sailing from Port Canaveral on July 31 and her sister ship, Carnival Celebration, which will be delivered and sail from Miami starting in late 2022, as part of Carnival’s 50th birthday festivities. The addition of these four ships will bring the Carnival fleet to 27 by year-end 2023, and these ships bring many new amenities and features for guests, as well as environmental benefits and enhancements as Carnival continues to exceed and expand targets for emissions efficiencies.
Mardi Gras
Year Built: 2020
Capacity: 5,200 guests
Location: Crossing the Atlantic
After spending several months docked in Barcelona, the Mardi Gras is crossing the Atlantic en route to the United States. Carnival’s new LNG-powered ship is expected to arrive in Port Canaveral on June 4.
Carnival Panorama
Year Built: 2019
Capacity: 4,000 guests
Location: Long Beach, California
The Carnival Panorama remains docked at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. After spending a few months in Central America, the vessel returned to California in December.
Carnival Horizon
Year Built: 2018
Capacity: 4,000 guests
Location: The Bahamas
One of the ships included in Carnival’s U.S. restart plan, the Carnival Horizon is currently in the Bahamas.
Carnival Vista
Year Built: 2016
Capacity: 4,000 guests
Location: Gulf of Mexico
After recently taking part in a pro-cruise rally in Texas, the Carnival Vista is in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel is expected to be one of the first to relaunch service in the United States with cruises from Galveston.
Carnival Breeze
Year Built: 2012
Capacity: 3,650 guests
Location: Galveston, Texas
After spending most of the operational pause in the Bahamas, the Carnival Breeze is currently docked in Galveston, Texas. Along with the Carnival Vista, it was recently used on a pro-cruise rally at the port.
Carnival Magic
Year Built: 2011
Capacity: 3,650 guests
Location: Marseille, France
In Europe since 2020, the Carnival Magic is presently at a shipyard in Marseille, France. During a recent drydock, the vessel received Carnival’s new red, white and blue livery.
Carnival Dream
Year Built: 2009
Capacity: 3,650 guests
Location: Crossing the Atlantic
After leaving Miami on May 24, the Carnival Dream started an Atlantic crossing. The vessel is expected to arrive in Marseille, France, on June 14.
Carnival Splendor
Year Built: 2008
Capacity: 3,000 guests
Location: Singapore
The Carnival Splendor remains in Singapore. One of Carnival’s Australia-based vessels, arrived in Asia soon after its cruises were suspended in March 2020.
Carnival Freedom
Year Built: 2007
Capacity: 2,974 guests
Location: The Bahamas
The Carnival Freedom is spending the operational pause in the Bahamas region. Currently, it is anchored off Great Stirrup Cay.
Carnival Liberty
Year Built: 2005
Capacity: 2,974 guests
Location: The Bahamas
After docking in Miami for supplies earlier in May, the Carnival Liberty is presently anchored near Great Stirrup Cay.
Carnival Valor
Year Built: 2004
Capacity: 2,974 guests
Location: Civitavecchia, Italy
Since September, the Carnival Valor has been anchored off Italy. The vessel is currently near the Port of Civitavecchia, along with other Carnival Corporation ships.
Carnival Miracle
Year Built: 2004
Capacity: 2,100 guests
Location: Long Beach, California
Set to offer Alaska cruises starting in July, the Carnival Miracle has been in Long Beach for the past few months. The ship arrived back in the U.S. in December, after a long period anchored off Panama.
Carnival Glory
Year Built: 2003
Capacity: 2,974 guests
Location: Crossing the Atlantic
After leaving Miami on May 14, the Carnival Glory is currently nearing Europe. The vessel is en route to Cádiz, Spain, where it will be drydocked in June.
Carnival Conquest
Year Built: 2002
Capacity: 2,974 guests
Location: The Bahamas
Spending the operational pause in the Bahamas, the Carnival Conquest is anchored off Little Stirrup Cay.
Carnival Legend
Year Built: 2002
Capacity: 2,100 guests
Location: St. Maarten
Employed on humanitarian efforts earlier this year, the Carnival Legend is currently in St. Maarten. In April, the vessel helped evacuated  St. Vincent after a local volcano started erupting.
Carnival Pride
Year Built: 2001
Capacity: 2,100 guests
Location: Freeport, Bahamas
Another ship spending the operational pause in the Bahamas, the Carnival Pride is currently docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Carnival Spirit
Year Built: 2001
Capacity: 2,100 guests
Location: Singapore
After being used on crew repatriation voyages in 2020, the Carnival Spirit remained in Asia. Currently, the ship is anchored off Singapore.
Carnival Victory/Radiance
Year Built: 2000
Capacity: 2,984 guests
Location: Cádiz, Spain
The Carnival Victory is still in Cádiz, Spain. In March 2020, the vessel arrived at the port for a major refit, which had work suspended soon after the pandemic started. When finished the ship will emerge significantly updated with a new name: the Carnival Radiance.
Carnival Sunrise
Year Built: 1999
Capacity: 2,984 guests
Location: The Bahamas
After docking in Miami earlier this month, the Carnival Sunrise is back in the Bahamas. Currently, it is maneuvering near Great Stirrup Cay.
Carnival Elation
Year Built: 1998
Capacity: 2,040 guests
Location:  The Bahamas
The Carnival Elation is currently sailing near the Grand Bahama Island, en route to the New Providence Channel, also in the Bahamas.
Carnival Paradise
Year Built: 1998
Capacity: 2,040 guests
Location: St. Maarten
Like the Carnival Legend, the Carnival Paradise was used to evacuate residents of St. Vincent after the imminent eruption of the La Sofrière volcano. The ship is currently anchored at the Simpson Bay, in St. Maarten.
Carnival Sunshine
Year Built: 1996
Capacity: 3,000 guests
Location: The Bahamas
The Carnival Sunshine is yet another Carnival ship in the Bahamas. The vessel is currently near Freeport.
Carnival Sensation
Year Built: 1993
Capacity: 2,040 guests
Location: Gulf of Mexico
After docking in Galveston, the Carnival Sensation is currently sailing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Carnival Ecstasy
Year Built: 1991
Capacity: 2,040 guests
Location: The Bahamas
The Carnival Ecstasy is anchored off the Bahamas. The Fantasy-class vessel returned to the Great Stirrup Cay area recently after docking in Miami for supplies.

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