Carnival Conquest – the next ship in line to receive the extensive dining, bar and entertainment enhancements that are part of the company’s ongoing Fun Ship 2.0 initiative – will reposition from New Orleans to Miami in November 2013 to operate year-round seven-day Caribbean departures from that port.
On its new Miami-based schedule, Carnival Conquest will depart every Sunday, offering two distinctly different Caribbean itineraries beginning Nov. 24, 2013. Week-long eastern Caribbean cruises call at Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk, while the western route features extended stops at Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, and Mahogany Bay (Isla Roatan).
Prior to the start up of its Miami-based program, Carnival Conquest will operate two special departures – a seven-day exotic eastern Caribbean cruise from New Orleans to San Juan Nov. 9-16, calling at Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic); Tortola, and St. Thomas, as well as an eight-day southern Caribbean voyage from San Juan to Miami Nov. 16-24, visiting St. Kitts; Dominica, St. Maarten, Antigua, and Grand Turk.
Carnival Conquest will continue its schedule from New Orleans through Nov. 9, 2013, before repositioning to Miami.
With the Carnival Conquest, Carnival will have five ships based year-round in Miami, as well as one operating on a seasonal basis. Collectively, these six vessels will carry more than a million guests from the Port of Miami -- the most of any Carnival homeport.
As previously announced, Carnival Conquest will be replaced in New Orleans by the Carnival Sunshine (the ship is currently sailing as the Carnival Destiny but will be renamed following an extensive 49-day refit that begins next winter).