Carnival Cruise Line has opened up new Caribbean cruises for bookings because the cruise line plans to sail year-round from Norfolk, Virginia for the primary time.
Beginning in 2025, Carnival Cruise Line will sail year-round from Norfolk with Carnival Sunshine crusing to the Caribbean and Bahamas. The primary three months of sailings have opened for bookings with extra cruises opening for gross sales within the subsequent few months.
Carnival Sunshine will sail six and eight day cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean from Norfolk beginning on February 18, 2025.
The six day sailings will go to the Bahamas with cruises visiting Bimini, Nassau, and Freeport or Nassau, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport. The eight day cruises will go to Amber Cove, Grand Turk and Princess Cays or Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove.
“Carnival Sunshine is the right ship to usher on this subsequent step for service enlargement from Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise Terminal, and as we work carefully with metropolis and port officers on our plans to extend from seasonal to year-round operations, we’re delighted to open these sailings on the market, so visitors from everywhere in the southeastern U.S. can begin doing a little planning of their very own for 2025,” stated Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We’ve been crusing from Norfolk since 2002, and we’re happy to broaden our choices from this historic, charming neighborhood whereas strengthening our assist of the native financial system.”
That includes greater than 500 balcony staterooms and dozens of suites, Carnival Sunshine accommodates greater than 3,000 visitors and is predicted to deliver roughly 100,000 visitors to Norfolk in 2025. The cruise ship affords a variety of facilities, comparable to a three-level Serenity adults-only retreat, and points of interest like a suspended ropes course and twin racing slides at its WaterWorks aqua park.
Carnival Sunshine additionally options in depth eating and beverage choices, together with Carnival favorites like Cucina del Capitano Italian restaurant and Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, in addition to the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub and the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar.
12 months-round crusing is the following step in an operational enlargement for Carnival Cruise Line in Norfolk, as Carnival and Metropolis of Norfolk leaders proceed to debate crucial terminal and port enhancements to assist an additional enlargement of operations.
Final month, the cruise line introduced plans to supply a six-month collection of 4 to 10 day cruises aboard Carnival Magic in 2023.