Building upon its distinction as the Caribbean cruise leader, Carnival Cruise Lines will introduce a series of six- and eight-day voyages from Miami aboard the 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor operating mid-January through October 2012.

Carnival Valor’s six- and eight-day departures provide consumers with new itineraries featuring unique combinations of Caribbean destinations and opportunities to visit islands that are typically not featured on longer length cruises from Florida.

Six-day cruises depart on Sunday and return the following Saturday, while the eight-day cruises depart on Saturday and return the following Sunday.

The value-packed six-day cruises will call at Key West, Grand Cayman, and Ocho Rios, departing once every two weeks beginning Jan. 15, 2012.

Three different four-port, eight-day cruise itineraries will be offered on a rotating basis from Jan. 21 through Oct. 27, 2012.    The itineraries include:

* Eastern/western Caribbean cruises calling at Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Grand Turk and Nassau

* Eastern Caribbean cruises featuring stops at St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau

* Eastern/southern Caribbean cruises to Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic),  Curacao and Aruba

Between now and December 2011, Carnival Valor will operate its popular seven-day voyages which depart Sundays from Miami, alternating to the eastern and western Caribbean.