Carnival Repositions Carnival Legend

Thursday, May 16, 2002
Carnival Cruise Lines' new 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend will operate a series of eight-day "exotic" Caribbean voyages from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 10, 2002 - April 19, 2003, marking the first time the line has deployed a brand new ship to that port. Originally, this program was scheduled to operate from Miami. Carnival Legend's new Fort Lauderdale-based schedule is the line's first long-term cruise program from that port in more than a decade. Eight-day southern Caribbean cruises will visit St. Maarten, Barbados and Martinique, while eight-day western Caribbean voyages will call at Belize City, Belize; Limon, Costa Rica; and Colon, Panama. These voyages will sail opposite a similar eight-day "exotic" Caribbean program from Miami that debuted on the Carnival Legend's sister ship, Carnival Spirit, in November 2001. The unique eight-day cruise schedule is made possible by the Carnival Legend's and Carnival Spirit's faster sailing speed, which enables the vessels to visit exciting destinations previously available only on longer length voyages. Another benefit of the eight-day schedule is that departure days vary from week to week, meaning that Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit visit destinations when fewer ships are in port.

"Because of their flexible departure days and wide variety of 'exotic' Caribbean destinations, our eight-day sailings have been a huge hit with consumers and deploying the Carnival Legend to Fort Lauderdale provides consumers with yet another attractive 'Fun Ship' cruise option from a very convenient U.S. embarkation point," said Bob Dickinson, Carnival president. He added that Carnival Legend's two-day cruise-to-nowhere scheduled to depart from Miami Nov. 8, 2002, will sail from Fort Lauderdale, as well. Carnival Legend will also operate a similar eight-day "exotic" Caribbean program from Fort Lauderdale November 2003 - April 2004. Currently undergoing final outfitting at Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Helsinki, the 88,500-ton Carnival Legend is the third in the line's "Spirit-class" and will feature 16 bars and lounges, a 14,500-square-foot health club, an on-board golf program, Internet café, a children's play area, and three restaurants, including an upscale "steakhouse-style" supper club

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

BIMCO Welcomes EU Decision on Migrants

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of

Long Beach, Los Angeles ports host forum to gather input

More than 100 cargo owners, trucking firm leaders, longshore labor, marine terminals and other goods movement industry representatives turned out Wednesday for

Arctic Nations to Fight Climate Change Despite Russia Tensions

The eight Arctic Council nations pledged on Friday to do more to combat climate change that is shrinking the vast frigid region, with countries trying to put

Cruise Ship Trends

EUROPA 2 Undergoes First Scheduled Docking

As part of its first scheduled docking, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ EUROPA 2 underwent technical maintenance at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg from April 11-24, 2015.   At the same time,

SCHOTTEL to Present Inland Offerings

SCHOTTEL will present its expertise to the U.S. inland market at the upcoming Inland Marine Expo in St Louis, June 15-17, 2015: strong push boats in Brazil, big

SCH Services Anthem of the Seas in Southampton

Terminal operators Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) are utilizing their considerable experience in handling cruise vessels to service the biggest cruise ship to call in the port of Southampton.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1998 sec (5 req/sec)