Beginning in 2021, Carnival Magic will be the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Norfolk, VA! In recent years, cruising from Norfolk has been increasing in popularity among those residing in the Mid-Atlantic area. In light of this, Carnival Cruise Line has announced the signing of a five-year partnership with the City of Norfolk to run cruises from the Half Moone Cruise Center. The agreement includes 12 cruises from Norfolk in 2021, as well as investments from the City of Norfolk to build a new boarding bridge fit for the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic. This is the birth of a new major Mid-Atlantic cruise port!
“Norfolk has been a valued partner for nearly 20 years, and we’re delighted to expand upon this relationship with this five-year contract that will bring exciting new choices from the Half Moone Cruise Center,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Our cruises from Norfolk have been very well received by our guests, and this new agreement speaks volumes about our confidence in growing this market.”
Carnival cruises out of Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise Center will vary from quick trips to longer warm weather voyages. These seasonal sailings feature classic destinations such as The Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean! Prepare yourself for snorkeling, tanning, island explorations and even swimming with dolphins. There’s a reason that these destinations are so popular, and now they just became a whole lot more accessible.
Carnival Magic’s 2021 schedule from Norfolk is out and available for booking. Sailings are being offered from May 16, 2021 throughout the end of October 2021. With three different age-oriented children’s programs, a variety of delicious dining options and, of course, a Serenity adults-only retreat, Carnival Magic is truly the perfect vessel for your next family vacation.
Carnival Magic + this centrally located homeport = more chances to go on the vacation of your dreams! If you’re an East Coast or mid-Atlantic resident reading this from underneath your heated blanket just dreaming of sandals and sun, your time is coming! Don’t wait to plan the most convenient vacation of your life! Call 1-800-377-9383 to speak with an expert cruise consultant and experience Carnival Magic.
SOURCE: Carnival Cruise Line