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.