May 16, 2003
Carnival's newest not-yet-launched Miracle has been assigned to a year-round home port in Tampa beginning in November 2004. The 2,124-passenger ship will take over Inspiration's seven day Western Caribbean run, which calls at Grand Cayman, Costa Maya, Cozumel and Belize. Inspiration will stay in Tampa, however, replacing Sensation, which is handling the short cruise route with four- and five-day trips to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Sensation gets a new assignment as well. The 2,052-passenger ship will replace Holiday in New Orleans, which has been serving the short cruise market. Sensation launches from the "Big Easy" in October 2004 and will sail four- and five-day itineraries to Cozumel, Costa Maya and Calica. Holiday, as Carnival announced last week, will head to Jacksonville.