Good for Carnival.
They need to move the ships as close to the people as possible.
(I can't even imagine what airfare to Europe will be next year.)
Adding Baltimore year round with the Pride is the first step.
Adding Charleston and Norfolk year round will be next and ships will need to be moved to those ports. (when the Dream moves in Port Canaveral in fall 2009, the Glory or Sensation can move to one of the new ports.)
After they add Charleston and Norfolk, Carnival will have a port of embarkation about every 4-5 hours up the east coast.
They need to move some of the log jam of ships out of Miami and FLL, as fewer and fewer people will be able to afford airfare (and baggage charges etc.) to fly to those most distant ports anymore.
Driving to a closer port is definitely a smarter move.
Good for Carnival to see the writing on the wall.
Legend - Sept. 18, 2011 - Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman
Fascination - Half Monn Cay, Nassau
Nov. 13, 2010 -
Sept. 18, 2010 -
Sept. 19, 2009 -
Inspiration - Jan. 10, 2010- Grand Cayman, Cozumel
Freedom - February 8th, 2009 - Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios Jamaica
Glory - September 8th, 2007 - Key West, Cozumel, Progresso, Nassau
Sensation - Freepor-Nassau
Jan. 28th, 2007 -
Sept. 10th, 2006 -