Jacksonville Lands Carnival Year-Round

May 8, 2003

Jacksonville, in north Florida, is rapidly putting itself on the cruise port
map. Following Celebrity's announcement earlier this year --  Zenith will
sail a series of "exotic Caribbean" itineraries from October through April
(2004) -- Carnival is planting Holiday there on a year-round basis.
Beginning in October 2004, the 1,452-passenger Holiday will offer four- and
five-day itineraries calling at the Bahamas and Key West. Holiday is
currently sailing out of New Orleans; Carnival, which, additionally, bases
Conquest there, says it will replace Holiday in the "Big Easy" with a bigger
ship.
In a second Jacksonville-related announcement, Carnival also says it will
offer a handful of sailings from there aboard Carnival Miracle. The
not-yet-delivered ship will offer a series of cruises, ranging from three
day Bahamas to five day Caribbean itineraries, between March - mid-April
2004.