Carnival's focus remains the Caribbean, but the line also ventures a little farther afield. Carnival has regularly offered Europe cruises (including stints in the Mediterranean and Baltic), and the line offers cruises to Hawaii and Alaska. Carnival also has ships dedicated to Canada and New England, the Bahamas, Bermuda and Mexico. In late 2012, Carnival Spirit became the line's first Australia-based ship.
Carnival sails cruises from several homeports along the West, East and Gulf Coasts, including Charleston, Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Tampa Bay, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Port Canaveral and Seattle.