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Carnival charts series of longer voyages in 2015/16

Carnival charts series of longer voyages in 2015/16
Carnival Cruise Lines will operate a series of 10- to 14-day voyages on six ships between October 2015 and February 2016 that give extended calls at destinations throughout the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexican Riviera and the Bahamas.

Reservations opened Friday on 11 voyages offered aboard Carnival Miracle, Carnival Dream, Carnival Glory and Carnival Sunshine with departures from Port Canaveral, San Juan, Miami, New Orleans and Long Beach, Calif. Destinations include less traveled ports like Bonaire, Martinique, Dominica, Grenada and, for the first time on a Carnival ship, Tobago.

Several of the 10- and 11-day voyages can be combined into three-week Caribbean adventures.

These new voyages are in addition to a previously announced series of nine 10- to 14-day departures to the Caribbean and Bermuda offered on Carnival Triumph from Galveston and Carnival Pride from Baltimore in 2015/16.

The new voyages include, for example, Carnival Dream's 11-day southern Caribbean cruise from New Orleans to San Juan with stops at Grand Turk, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Kitts, Antigua and St. Maarten. The ship sails Jan. 3, 2016.

Among its longer choices, Carnival Glory will sail a 14-day cruise round-trip Miami to Aruba, Bonaire, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Departure is Oct. 31, 2015.

Carnival Sunshine on Feb. 21, 2016, will sail a 13-day southern Caribbean cruise round-trip Port Canaveral calling at St. Maarten, Dominica, Barbados, Scarborough (Tobago), Grenada, Martinique, St. Kitts and St. Thomas.

And a longer Carnival Miracle option, 13 days round-trip Long Beach, calls at Cabo San Lucas (two-day call), La Paz, Mazatlán, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta (overnight). The voyage leaves Jan. 31, 2016.