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Carnival Opens Bookings on Itineraries Featuring Celebration Key

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Carnival Cruise Line opens sales 29SEP for nearly 400 cruises on 12 ships sailing from eight homeports to its new private resort destination, Celebration Key, on Grand Bahama Island in The Bahamas, in 2025 and 2026.

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said, "We've seen that there is a lot of interest in Celebration Key as thousands of Carnival guests signed up over the last week to be the first to know about the itineraries and features. The July 2025 opening will be here before we know it... We plan to announce further details on what guests can expect to experience while there in the near future."

Promising guests "a key to paradise no matter how they define it," there will be "endless ways to enjoy the destination," including beaches, Bahamian shopping and dining, or excursions to explore Grand Bahama. The destination's features include recreational and leisure activities for families and adults.

Carnival ships will dock at an adjacent cruise pier that can accommodate up to two of Carnival's Excel-class vessels simultaneously and will allow guests direct access to Celebration Key.

The 12 Carnival ships (sailing regularly from eight homeports) that will visit Celebration Key are:

  • From PortMiami: Carnival Celebration and Carnival Conquest
    • Carnival Celebration will sail seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from 20JUL 2025.
    • Carnival Conquest will sail three- and four-day Bahamas, beginning 18JUL 2025.
  • From Port Canaveral: Mardi Gras, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Glory
    • Mardi Gras will sail seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises from 19JUL 2025, and one nine-day Eastern Caribbean sailing on 30OCT 2025. In addition, Mardi Gras will sail two 14-day Transatlantic voyages: the first from Port Canaveral to Barcelona on 13SEP 2025 and the second from Barcelona to Port Canaveral on 16OCT 2025.
    • Carnival Freedom will sail four- and five-day Bahamas sailings beginning 19JUL 2025.
    • Carnival Glory will sail three- and four-day Bahamas sailings from 21JUL 2025.
  • From Galveston: Carnival Dream and Carnival Legend
    • Carnival Dream will offer eight-day Eastern Caribbean sailings from 26JUL 2025.
    • Carnival Legend will feature Celebration Key on several 10-day Exotic Eastern Caribbean cruises. 
  • From New Orleans: Carnival Liberty
    • Carnival Liberty will sail seven- and eight-day Eastern Caribbean voyages from 20JUL 2025.
  • From Baltimore: Carnival Pride
    • Carnival Pride will set sail on seven-day Bahamas sailings from 20JUL 2025 and a 14-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise on 11JAN 2026.
  • From Jacksonville: Carnival Elation
    • From 21JUL 2025, Carnival Elation will offer four- and five-day Bahamas cruises.
  • From Norfolk, Va.: Carnival Sunshine
    • Carnival Sunshine will sail six- and eight-day Bahamas cruises from 18OCT 2025.
  • From Mobile, Ala.: Carnival Spirit
    • Carnival Spirit will offer six- and eight-day Bahamas cruises beginning 02NOV 2025.

Carnival says that, over the coming months, it plans to open more than 100 additional Celebration Key itineraries on six additional ships. 

More information on Carnival Cruise Line's website. 

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