Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise line which once employed Shaquille O’Neal as its Chief Fun Officer, is poised to be the first big kid back on the cruise ship block. Carnival announced today that it would resume limited cruising on August 1.
Eight Carnival ships will begin as-yet-unannounced itineraries from three ports later this summer, which Carnival is calling the first phase of its return to operations. Port Canaveral near Orlando will launch trips on the Breeze and Elation ships. Galveston, Texas, will be homeport to the Dream, Freedom, and Vista. And Miami — the busiest passenger cruise port in the world — will have Horizon, Magic, and Sensation leaving August 1.