NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines is moving its largest and newest line of ships to the Port of New Orleans beginning in April.
The company Thursday said the move is based on strong performance and growing consumer demand.
Carnival says it will deploy the 3,006-passenger Carnival Sunshine to New Orleans Nov. 18, replacing the current 2,984-passenger Carnival Conquest.
The Carnival Sunshine will sail regular seven-day western and eastern Caribbean itineraries from New Orleans through April when Carnival will reposition the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream from Port Canaveral, Fla.
The Carnival Dream will sail year-round, seven-day itineraries from New Orleans and the Carnival Sunshine will reposition to Port Canaveral, Fla., in April.