The Carnival Victory, in turn, will be moving to Miami will be sailing 4 and 5 day cruises to either Cozumel and Key West or Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay for the 4 day cruises and Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios for the 5 day itineraries. Both ships will offer special repositioning itineraries in late Jan- early Feb of 2013.
The most interesting news to me is concerning the Carnival Destiny, which will be operating a 16 day transatlantic cruise on Feb 4th with stops along the Mediterranean and ending in Civitavecchia (port for Rome). Details haven't been released yet about what the sailing season or itineraries will be for this ship, but there are a few intriguing things to note. First, Feb. 4th is extremely early for a transatlantic with most not taking place until mid to late March. Does this mean a year-round ship for Europe? Second, it ends in Civitavecchia which hints to me that it might be a homeport for the ship. Remember, the Legend will homeport in Barcelona and Venice when it is in the Western Mediterranean. Its itineraries also tend to be longer. Will the Destiny be operating 7 day Western Mediterranean itineraries? We'll see. And how exciting is it to have two Carnival options in Europe next year?!? You know my answer. Stay tuned for more news!