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<font color= red>Carnival’s Largest ‘Fun Ship’ to New Orleans in December 2002
As the first in a new series of "Fun Ships," the 952-foot-long, 2,976-passenger Carnival Conquest will become the largest cruise ship ever homeported in New Orleans when it begins year-round seven-day sailings from that port on December 1, 2002. Carnival Conquest will depart New Orleans every Sunday on week-long voyages to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Playa del Carmen/Cozumel.
Prior to the launch of its seven-day western Caribbean program, the ship will operate a special four-day Thanksgiving cruise departing November 27 from New Orleans and featuring a day-long call at Playa del Carmen/Cozumel.
<font color= red>Sensation and Inspiration Offer New Options from Tampa in Fall 2002
On August 25, 2002, the Sensation will begin year-round four- and five-day western Caribbean cruises from Tampa, becoming the newest and largest ship to operate "short" cruises from that port. Four-day voyages depart Thursdays and visit Key West and Grand Cayman, while five-day voyages depart Mondays and Saturdays and call at Grand Cayman and Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, Mexico.
The Inspiration will become Tampa’s newest "Fun Ship" when it replaces the Sensation on year-round seven-day western Caribbean cruises from that port December 1, 2002. It will depart the Port of Tampa every Sunday to Grand Cayman, Playa del Carmen/Cozumel and New Orleans.
<font color= red>Jubilee to Launch New Galveston Cruises in Summer 2002
The 47,262-ton Jubilee will join its sister ship Celebration on four- and five-day cruises from Galveston beginning August 19, 2002. Four-day cruises departing Thursdays visit Playa del Carmen/Cozumel, and five-day voyages departing Mondays and Saturdays call at Cozumel and Cancun.