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Old 11-18-2009, 12:37 PM
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What time of year does Carnival change ports that the ships sail out of? I am sort of tied to go out of Miami and I would like to see a Sirit Class ship stationed over there? Is there anything in the works? I e-mailed Carnival a week or so ago with this question and no answer.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:37 PM
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Most repositioning takes place in April-May and Sept.- Oct.
Ships are redirected to Alaska and Europe in the Spring and back in the Fall. I don't know about any Carnival ships specifically.
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I replied in another thread recently about the Miracle (Spirit Class) rotating seasonally to Ft. Lauderdale. It offers 8 day Exotic Southern and Exotic Western cruises.

Here are the Southern dates for FLL.

12/06/09
12/22/09
1/7/10
1/23/10
2/8/10
2/24/10
3/12/10
3/28/10
Then starts again;
10/26/10
11/11/10
11/27/10
12/13/10
12/29/10

The Western dates are as follows;

11/12/09
11/28/09
12/14/09
12/30/09
1/15/10
1/31/10
2/16/10
3/4/10
3/20/10
4/5/10
Then starts again;
10/18/10
11/3/10
11/19/10
12/5/10
12/21/10

A note of interest for the Southern Itineraries starting in the fall of 2010..Aruba will be once again included as well as Grand Turk, the Dominican Republic and Curacao. This is great news in my opinion.

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Old 11-19-2009, 02:58 PM
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Great news for sure, but I still would like to get a spirit class ship in Miami.
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I'm sure they had their reasons, but I really think Carnival should have built more Spirit class ships instead of sticking with so many variations on the original Destiny design.
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Well, at least Ft. Lauderdale is pretty close.

I love those ships as well, and had to drive to Tampa for the Legend a few years ago. I've always said that I wouldn't mind if they built a few more of the Spirit class ships. I doubt they will though, as they carry approx. 850 less passengers than the Conquest class. Those ships were purpose built for doing more long distance itineraries.

I wish they'd move the Pride to Charleston and offer more long distant itineraries. I'm not complaining though and am happy to have the Fantasy coming.

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Old 11-19-2009, 04:42 PM
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Dave, I didn't see your post.

Yes, the variations on the Destiny class seemed to take center stage. As we know, (apparently they didn't) the passengers love the Spirit class ships.

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Old 11-19-2009, 06:10 PM
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The new Carnival Dream is a very large variation of the Destiny class. Beautiful as she is - she is a variation. But as I reported in another post - she handles rough seas quite well - for that I am extremely grateful as events turned out!! It is a great hull design!!

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But as I reported in another post - she handles rough seas quite well - for that I am extremely grateful as events turned out!! It is a great hull design!!
I've now read the same conclusion multiple times on various forums and press outlets. Billy, I think your opinion was the first one I read.

From the reports I think they have this design finally perfected. I was getting concerned when the first renderings came out about the Cove Balconies being so low to the water line. The consensus is she sails like a Dream.

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:09 PM
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Dwayne - The Dream is going to bring a lot of "landlubbers"into cruising! Fincantieri and Carnival have got the hull design down for raw weather cruising! I'll take a cove balcony any ole'storm!

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