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After 2021 Europe, Carnival Legend heading to Baltimore, Pride to Tampa

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The 2021 season will include Carnival Cruise Line's first Greek Isles cruises. Pictured here: Corfu
Following Carnival Cruise Line’s most extensive European season ever in 2021, with diverse voyages aboard Carnival Legend, the ship will shift to Baltimore service. And Baltimore-based Carnival Pride will replace Legend in Tampa.

First Greek Isles cruises

Carnival Legend’s schedule includes visits to 58 ports across 21 countries, including the line’s first cruises to the Greek Isles and a return to Iceland, Norway and the Baltic.

During these voyages, passengers can explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Geirangerfjord in Norway, the Acropolis in Greece, Cinque Terre in Italy and Mont Saint-Michel in France.

Following its European season, Carnival Legend will shift to year-round deployment from Baltimore beginning in November 2021, replacing Carnival Pride, which heads to Tampa.

Carnival Legend’s second Europe season in a row, following 2020’s, begins with a 15-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Tampa to Barcelona on March 26.

The ship will then operate sailings from Barcelona, Dover (London) and Civitavecchia (Rome).

Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia/Russia, Baltic

These include, from Dover, June 4 and July 16 Norwegian Fjords cruises of nine days and July 25 and Aug. 15 Scandinavia/Russia cruises of 12 days.

Iceland & British Isles

Also from Dover are nine-day British Isles cruises on June 25 and Aug. 6, and 12-day Iceland & British Isles voyages on June 13 and July 4.

Greek Isles and Italy

Carnival’s first Greek Isles voyages include Italy and sail from Civitavecchia on Sept. 5 and Sept. 24. Ports are Mykonos, Santorini, Piraeus (Athens) and Katakolon, Greece; Messina or Catania in Sicily, Naples and Izmir (for Ephesus) in Turkey. An 11-day cruise departing Oct. 4 adds a stop at Corfu, Greece.

Western Europe and the Mediterranean

Varied eight-, nine- and 10-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona, Dover and Civitavecchia are offered on six dates to destinations in Malta, Italy, France, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal, Belgium, Montenegro, Greece and Croatia.

The program concludes with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Baltimore Oct. 31.

Carnival Legend from Baltimore

Carnival Legend will kick off its year-round schedule from Baltimore Nov. 14, 2021, with cruises departing every Sunday. A variety of itineraries include destinations like Nassau, Freeport, Half Moon Cay or Princess Cays as well as Grand Turk.

The ship’s Baltimore-based program also includes a special 14-day ‘Carnival Journeys’ Panama Canal voyage departing Jan. 9, 2022 calling at Half Moon Cay, Ocho Rios, Limón (Costa Rica) and Grand Turk.

Carnival Pride from Tampa

Carnival Pride will assume Carnival Legend’s schedule of six-, seven-and eight-day cruises beginning Nov. 14, 2021. The sailings feature western Caribbean destinations, including Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and Grand Cayman.

The ship will also offer a 14-day ‘Carnival Journeys’ cruise from Baltimore to Tampa Oct. 31, featuring a partial transit of the Panama Canal and visits to Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Santa Marta and Cartagena in Colombia, Limón, Mahogany Bay and Cozumel.

Carnival recently marked 25 years of sailing from Tampa. It began with the since-retired Tropicale in 1994 carrying about 28,000 passengers a year. Today Carnival has two Tampa-based ships that carry approximately 240,000 passengers a year.

 

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