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Carnival Elation to stay at JAXPORT, second Alaska season for Carnival Spirit

Australia ship Carnival Spirit will be staying stateside through Alaska 2023 season
Carnival Cruise Line continues to implement ship deployment changes announced earlier in February, with ship and homeport assignments extended into 2023 and 2024.

Carnival Elation, previously announced as moving to Jacksonville, Florida, will continue service with four- and five-day sailings formerly assigned to Carnival Ecstasy. Itineraries for additional Jacksonville cruises will soon be open to book into 2024.

Carnival Freedom/Port Canaveral

Carnival Freedom, previously announced as redeploying to Port Canaveral in April to replace Carnival Elation, will continue to operate four- and five-day itineraries from Port Canaveral. Itineraries will soon be open to book through April 29, 2023.

Carnival Spirit/Miami and Seattle

After completing its recently announced summer 2022 season in Alaska, Carnival Spirit — redeploying from Australia this year — will continue to operate six- and eight-day cruises previously assigned to Carnival Freedom from Miami through April 8, 2023.

Second Alaska season for Carnival Spirit in 2023

Following the completion of its Caribbean itineraries from Miami, Carnival Spirit will sail a Panama Canal 'Carnival Journeys' cruise on April 16, 2023, arriving in Seattle, and will then operate a series of Alaska cruises from May 2 through Sept. 12, 2023, with those itineraries to be open for sale soon.

While Carnival completes the swap of existing reservations to the new ship assignments and provides equivalent accommodations, the itineraries will remain closed for sale, and reservations will not be accessible for up to three weeks. Once the process has been completed, an email confirmation will be sent to customers, or to travel advisors, and the new reservation will be available for viewing on The new ship assignments and itineraries will also open for sale at that time.

'We are very happy with the positive reception this redeployment plan has already generated from our guests and travel advisor partners,' Carnival President Christine Duffy said.

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