Carnival Cruise Lines will dramatically expand its Bermuda cruise schedule in 2011, offering 16 departures to the island from four eastern U.S. homeports — Baltimore, Norfolk; New York and Charleston. Carnival will be the only cruise line offering Bermuda cruises from Charleston.
The 16 Bermuda voyages, the most the line has ever offered, will encompass a variety of six, seven and eight-day cruises from April through November.
“Bermuda is one of the world’s most desirable cruise destinations, and offering three different cruise lengths from four East Coast homeports provides our guests an unprecedented variety of choices for visiting this beautiful island paradise,” said Gerry Cahill, Carnival President and CEO.
Carnival’s 2011 Bermuda departures include:
-New York (seven and eight-day departures on Carnival Miracle) – 14 & 21APR and 11 & 27SEP
-Baltimore (seven-day cruises on Carnival Pride) – 10 & 17APR; 18SEP; 02OCT and 06NOV
-Norfolk (six-day sailing on Carnival Glory) – 16OCT
– Charleston, S.C. (six-day voyages on Carnival Fantasy) – 23APR; 19MAY, 16JUN, 25AUG, 15SEP and 06OCT
Reservations are currently open for the six Charleston departures with the line’s other Bermuda cruises expected to be open over the next few weeks.
All 16 voyages will dock at King’s Wharf, and while in Bermuda guests can sample the island’s many fine restaurants, shops and boutiques, and visit a number of interesting sites and landmarks. Six-day voyages will offer two-day calls at King’s Wharf while seven- and eight-day cruises will feature three-day visits.
Shore excursions visiting historic sites such as the Royal Naval Dockyard and Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the Western Hemisphere, are also offered.
Through Carnival’s golf program, guests also can play the island’s most challenging and beautiful courses.
For additional information visit the line’s travel agent Internet portal, BookCCL.com.