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Cruises to sail from Charleston, SC, year-round…

Posted on 22 September 2009

The Carnival Fantasy ship will homeport in Charleston year-round beginning in May.

 

The 2,056-passenger Carnival Cruise Lines ship will make five-, six and seven-day voyages from South Carolina to the Bahamas and Key West, Fla.

 

Carnival sails from Charleston currently, but operates only a handful of winter season cruises. Most travelers looking for a winter cruise from the region had to head either north to Baltimore or south to Jacksonville, Fla.

 

“For the first time ever, you will be able to sail from Charleston during any month of the year,” said Jim Newsome, the new president and chief executive of the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

 

The Fantasy is coming from Mobile, Ala., and will be replaced there by a ship from San Diego, said Jennifer de la Cruz, a Carnival spokeswoman.

 

“Carnival’s model is fill the ship,” de la Cruz said. “We never enter into a new market unless we are extremely confident that we can fill that ship week after week and it’s going to be tremendously successful.”

Source: Yahoo News

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