Carnival to Return to Europe in 2006
Carnival Cruise Lines has already decided it will return the Carnival Liberty to Europe in summer 2006. The Liberty is offering the line's first-ever cruises in Europe this summer, upon its delivery in July. Carnival said demand for those Mediterranean cruises was so strong, it decided to return with a full season next year. In 2006, the Liberty will operate 15 12-day cruises roundtrip from Civitavecchia ( Rome) from May 7 to Oct. 22. Ports of call include Naples, Dubrovnik, Venice (for two nights), Messina, Barcelona, Cannes and Livorno. Prior to and following that program, the ship will operate a 14- and 16-day transatlantic cruise to and from Ft.Lauderdale, where it will winter. Carnival will begin accepting reservations for the 2006 Med cruises on May 25.