(12:14 p.m. EST) -- Carnival Cruise Lines will sail two- to seven-night cruises, including a weeklong Bermuda voyage, from Norfolk in 2015. The announcement comes a little over two months after the line revealed it would be returning to the port after pulling out of Norfolk midway through last year.
Carnival will return to the port May 2015 with the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor, which will be the largest ship the line has ever operated from Norfolk.
Itinerary options will include:
• A two-night cruise departing May 16, 2015;
• Three five-night Bahamas cruises calling on Nassau and Freeport, departing May 11 and 18, and October 12, 2015;
• A six-night Bahamas sailing stopping at Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport, departing October 17, 2015;
• And a seven-night Bermuda cruise featuring a three-day visit to the country, departing October 23, 2015.
For the remainder of 2015, Carnival Splendor will sail seasonally from New York (April to October) and Miami (November to April 2016).