August 15, 2001
Carnival’s big news is the announcement that, after years of wistful “some day” yearnings, it will begin offering two European sailings next summer. The new Carnival Legend will offer longer-than-usual itineraries there. In proverbial sticking-your-toe-in-the-water fashion, Carnival will offer one 12-day northern European voyage (August 24 - September 5). This will sail from London and hit places like Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, and St. Petersburg, among others. And then Carnival Legend sets sail on a “fun ship” transatlantic voyage. A 15-day trip (September 5 - September 20), from London to New York, the Legend will break up the “monotony” of multiple sea days by calling in at places like Le Havre, France; Cobh (Cork), Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland; and St. John's, Newfoundland. Carnival execs say if these sailings are popular they’ll consider bulking up the schedule with European itineraries in 2003 and beyond. In other Carnival news, the Carnival Pride's "steakhouse-style" supper club alternative eatery will, like sister ship Carnival Spirit, also be serving crab claws from the famous Miami Beach haunt of Joe’s Stone Crabs. The service fee at David's Supper Club -- just raised on Carnival Spirit -- will be the same on Carnival Pride: $20 per person. The ship launches on January 12.