Carnival Cruise Line now has 10 cruise ships offering cruises
With the addition of Carnival Glory resuming cruises today, Carnival Cruise Line has now put ten ships back into service.
Passengers began boarding the Carnival Glory today for a seven-night Bahamas cruise from New Orleans. This is the first cruise to leave the city in a year and a half.
To commemorate the occasion, a ‘Back to Fun’ event was held in the terminal where Carnival Cruise Line Vice President of Customer Operations Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival Glory Captain Nicola Iaccarino and President -Port of New Orleans General Manager Brandy D. Christian cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially welcomed the first guests on board.
Carnival Glory is among the first in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet to feature the line’s stunning new red, white and blue hull design that pays homage to maritime tradition and its heritage as an American cruise line. Popular features on the ship include Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, BlueIguana Cantina, the Alchemy Cocktail Pharmacy-themed Bar, and a WaterWorks water park.
On November 1, Carnival Valor will join Carnival Glory in New Orleans and resume its popular four- and five-day short cruise program to Mexico. With Carnival Glory and Carnival Valor, Carnival Cruise Line expects to carry 400,000 passengers per year from New Orleans, more than any cruise operator.
“Carnival Cruise Line has been a part of the New Orleans community for over 25 years and we are absolutely delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to return to the fun, while supporting the local economy in one of our most popular home ports. ” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Carnival is New Orleans’ number one cruise line with the widest variety of cruise choices and routes and we’re excited to bring our unique brand of fun back to this fantastic city.”
The remaining 14 ships in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet will return to service later this year or early 2022.