Carnival Glory Launches Year-Round Service from New Orleans

by CStromfeld

Carnival Glory has repositioned to New Orleans to offer a series of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico. The ship will replace Carnival Triumph which is en route to Cadiz, Spain, to undergo a $200 million renovation and emerge as the renamed Carnival Sunrise.

Beginning in May, Carnival Glory will assume the year-round seven-day schedule from New Orleans currently operated by Carnival Dream. Carnival Dream will reposition to Galveston becoming the newest and largest ship to offer short cruises from the port. 

Carnival Glory’s week-long cruises from New Orleans will visit top destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and Florida. The western Caribbean route will feature popular islands such as Cozumel, Mahogany Bay (Roatan), Montego Bay, Belize and Grand Cayman while Bahamas/Florida voyages include Nassau, Freeport, the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay and Key West.

Carnival Glory will also offer a special, one-time eight-day Caribbean sailing in May as well as two 14-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruises in February and November 2020.

Carnival Glory is a terrific new addition to the Louisiana market with such onboard experiences as a new WaterWorks aqua park, dining options like a classic American steakhouse and Guy’s Burger Joint developed in tandem with Food Network star and longtime Carnival partner Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, Punchliner Comedy Club and fun, supervised programming for kids in three age groups.

The deployment of Carnival Glory to New Orleans builds upon Carnival’s leadership position at the port with two year-round ships carrying more than 400,000 passengers annually – the most of any cruise operator.