Port Tampa Bay has confirmed that Carnival Cruise Line has agreed to extend its commitment to continue offering cruises from Port Tampa Bay through 2021.
The agreement was made on behalf of all Carnival Corporation brands operating at the port, including Holland America Line, which recently made a commitment to deploy a larger ship in Tampa on a seasonal basis.
“I would like to express our gratitude to the Carnival organization for their continued support at Port Tampa Bay, and we deeply appreciate their ongoing commitment to the strong cruise market that our region offers to this important cruise partner,” Paul Anderson, port president and CEO, said.
Carnival began year round sailings in Tampa in October 1994, and has been a staple in offering cruise vacations to the Tampa market ever since.
With the recent announcement of Carnival’s plans to deploy Carnival Miracle to Tampa, Carnival will operate two year-round cruise ships from Tampa, offering various cruise itineraries to the Western Caribbean3
When Carnival Miracle begins her 7-day, year-round sailings in January 2018, Carnival Cruise Line will account for roughly 300,000 passengers per year crossing Port Tampa Bay’s cruise docks.