Carnival Cruise Lines today announced that the 2,052-passenger Elation will launch the line's first seven-day cruise program from Galveston, Texas
, and the 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will operate week-long Mexican Riviera sailings from the Port of Long Beach/Los Angeles beginning
in fall 2003.
The 70,000-ton Elation, currently based in Los Angeles, will begin service from Galveston Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003. The 88,500-ton Carnival Pride, currently homeported in Port Canaveral, Fla., will reposition to the West Coast to assume the Elation's popular seven-day Mexican Riviera program Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. Carnival Pride will depart from Carnival's new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in Long Beach, which is in the Los Angeles area and being constructed in conjunction with Queen's Seaport Development, Inc. The facility is expected to be operational in early 2003.