Carnival Cruise Ship Returning to Port Canaveral Florida

After almost two years of absence, including a stint on routes for Horizon Carnival during an emergency repair in drydock, Liberty Carnival resumed sailing from Port Canaveral. The Conquest-class ship is back on the routes it does best, short Bahamas cruises offering a variety of ports of call.

Freedom Carnival Back to Port Canaveral

Liberty Carnival departs from Port Canaveral today, January 24, 2022, for a 4-day Bahamas cruise. Day one is a day of fun at sea, followed by a stopover in Nassau on Wednesday and Bimini on Thursday, before returning to Port Canaveral on Friday January 28. In both ports, Liberty Carnival must be moored from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“We are so excited to finally bring Carnival Liberty home to Port Canaveral. She is an important part of our guest offering from a major port in our network,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. “Our successful restart is possible thanks to the support of our loyal customers and valued business partners like the Port Canaveral team.”

In addition to this route, Freedom Carnival is planned for other 3 and 4 day itineraries. Its 3-day cruises will only visit Nassau, docking in the bustling capital of the Bahamas from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. These itineraries will also include a day at sea for guests to enjoy this magnificent vessel.

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Freedom CarnivalThe other itineraries are a range of 4 day options. All include a day at sea as well as a stopover in Nassau, but the alternate port of call will vary from Bimini to Freeport to Princess Cays, Carnival Cruise Line’s private island destination in the Bahamas.

Of particular note was the ship’s sailing on March 7, 2022. This 4-day cruise will be part of Carnival’s Anniversary Sailabration, with a special Fun Ship Meetup at sea on Wednesday, March 9, to celebrate Carnival’s 50th anniversary. CruiseLine.

Freedom Returned early to cover Horizon

Freedom Carnival has been out of service since the industry shutdown began in March 2020. She was originally scheduled to resume cruising from Port Canaveral on February 1, 2022, but was called back early to help cover the routes of Horizon Carnival, as this ship encountered technical difficulties requiring an emergency drydock.

During this replacement, Liberty Carnival was sailing 6 and 8 day Caribbean itineraries from Miami. carnival sun also picked up a few Horizonroutes from , but has now returned home to Charleston, South Carolina, where it offers 4- and 5-day Bahamas cruises, as well as 7-day Caribbean itineraries.

Horizon Carnival has now resumed sailing from Miami, repaired and updated with new fleet livery, releasing Freedom Carnival to return to its home port on the Space Coast.

Benefiting Freedom Carnival

Liberty Carnival is a Conquest-class ship that joined the Carnival fleet in July 2005. The 110,000 gross ton ship has a capacity of 2,974 passengers in double occupancy, with 1,160 international crew members on board to provide exceptional service.

Carnival Liberty cruise ship
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The ship includes all of the most popular Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades, including Guy’s Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, and Alchemy Bar. Guests can also enjoy four swimming pools, the Coney Island Twister waterslide, Punchliner Comedy Club, Piano Man Bar and Seaside Theatre, as well as Miniature Golf Course, Serenity Adults Only Retreat and many other venues and activities on board. .

More cruises in Port Canaveral

While Liberty Carnival was welcomed with open arms to her homeport and will remain in Port Canaveral until at least the spring of 2024, she is not the only Carnival ship currently sailing from the nearest port of Orlando, Florida.

Read more: 10 amazing things to do in Port Canaveral

The Fantasy Class Elatio Carnivaln also offers 4- and 5-day crossings from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas and other Caribbean ports, while Dream Class Carnival Magic offers 6 and 8 day itineraries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean. flagship of the fleet, Mardi Gras, also sails from Port Canaveral, offering 7-night options in the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

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