For the first time, Carnival Cruise Lines will deploy one of its largest ships, the 2,978-passenger Glory, on its summer and fall program from New York in 2010.
The Glory is scheduled to operate a variety of four and five-day Atlantic Canada voyages from June to September, followed by a series of five weeklong fall foliage cruises.
Four-day cruises departing Thursdays feature a call at Saint John, New Brunswick and scenic cruising in the Bay of Fundy, while five-day cruises departing on Mondays and Saturdays include stops at Saint John and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The program commences with a four-day voyage departing June 6, 2010 (a one-time Sunday departure).
Weeklong fall foliage itineraries beginning Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 feature four different ports of call, including Boston, Mass.; Portland, Maine; Saint John and Halifax.
Lynn Torrent, Carnival senior vice president of sales and guest services, commented, “By operating this program in 2010 on one of our newest and largest ships, we anticipate that both past guests and new cruisers alike will be enticed by these refreshing itineraries coupled with the huge array of facilities and amenities offered on the Carnival Glory.”
The $500 million Carnival Glory has 22 lounges and bars, four swimming pools, a 214-foot-long water slide, a 14,500-square-foot health club, an Internet café, jogging track and a variety of duty-free shopping options. A comprehensive golf program offering instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions is also available.
Dining options range from a 1,400-seat poolside eatery with a 24-hour pizzeria to twin two-level formal restaurants and the reservations-only supper club.
The ship also provides expansive facilities and complimentary activities for children and teens, with its “Camp Carnival,” “Circle C” and “Club O2” programs catering to different age groups.
Carnival is currently accepting reservations for both its 2009 cruises on the Triumph and 2010 departures on the Glory.