Carnival Cruise Line announced it will expand capacity on its short cruise offerings from Galveston and New Orleans beginning in 2019, according to a statement.
Carnival Dream will launch four- and five-day cruises to Mexico year-round from Galveston beginning in May 2019.
The Carnival Valor, currently based in Galveston, will shift to New Orleans to begin year-round four- and five-day cruises beginning May 2019.
It will be the largest ship to offer a year-round short cruise schedule from New Orleans.
Four- day long weekend cruises depart Thursdays and visit Cozumel, while five-day voyages depart Mondays and Saturdays calling at Cozumel and Progreso. Some five-day itineraries from Galveston feature Cozumel and Costa Maya.
“Galveston and New Orleans are two of our most popular and fastest-growing homeports and Carnival Dream and Carnival Valor provide wonderful short cruise options in these markets, offering an exciting array of features which, combined with our convenient and value-packed short cruise itineraries to Mexico, add up to an unbeatable vacation experience,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.