The one-time only Bahamas "mini cruise" will depart from Miami on December 15, featuring a day-long visit to Nassau, and may also turn out to be a shrewd marketing tool for Valor -- the ship will be permanently based in Miami next year, and the two-day voyage will give passengers a taste of what the ship is like. After being completed at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, the 110,00-ton, 2,974 passenger Valor will be the largest Carnival ship based year-round at the port of Miami, which is undergoing a redevelopment program that will include two new ports for Carnival's use.
Valor will begin seven-day Caribbean service from Miami on December 19, right after the "mini cruise," sailing both Eastern and Western Caribbean routes. The ship will feature 12 passenger decks, a two-level dining room, sushi bar and patisserie, 1,200-seat casual poolside restaurant, and an upscale reservations-only supper club.
Read more about the shorter-sailing segment in Carnival Increases Number of Short-Cruise Offerings.