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Carnival Elation is moving to JAXPORT, Fascination to San Juan

Carnival Elation is moving to JAXPORT, Fascination to San Juan
Carnival Elation will reposition from New Orleans to Jacksonville, Florida, while Carnival Fascination will move from Jacksonville to San Juan, with both ships to undertake their new year-round programs in spring 2016.

As earlier announced, Carnival Triumph is replacing Carnival Elation in New Orleans, while Carnival Liberty will take over Carnival Triumph's year-round four- and five- day cruises from Galveston next spring.

'Repositioning these ships to New Orleans, Jacksonville and San Juan provides our guests and valued travel agent partners with fresh and exciting new Fun Ship choices in three important and highly attractive cruise markets,' Carnival president Christine Duffy said.            

In JAXPORT, Carnival Elation's four- and five-day cruises will begin April 23, 2016, providing a newer ship on this deployment and continuing as Jacksonville's only year-round cruise option.   

Four-day cruises depart Thursdays and visit Freeport and Nassau and five-day voyages depart Mondays and Thursdays and visit Half Moon Cay and Nassau.

In turn, Carnival Fascination will reposition to San Juan to operate year-round seven-day southern Caribbean cruises beginning April 24, 2016. These sailings visit five islands: St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.

In advance of its new positioning, Carnival Elation will offer two longer cruises. An 11-day sailing from New Orleans April 2, arriving at San Juan April 13, will visit Aruba, Curaçao, Grenada, Barbados, Antigua and St. Thomas, while a 10-day cruise will sail from San Juan to Jacksonville April 13-23, stopping at Barbados, Grenada, Tobago, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Thomas.

Carnival Fascination will also offer a special six-day cruise departing Jacksonville April 18 and arriving in San Juan April 24. Ports are St. Thomas, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.