Carnival Cruise Lines is bringing a seventh ship to South Florida ports with the repositioning of the Carnival Splendor to PortMiami in 2014.
The 3,006-passenger vessel will begin seasonal Caribbean cruises Nov. 9, 2014. The addition of the ship will mean the cruise line will host about 1.2 million guests a year.
The line sails the new Carnival Breeze as well as the Glory, Liberty, Victory and the soon-to-arrive Ecstasy out of PortMiami and sails the Carnival Freedom out of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.
Farther down the road, the Carnival Vista is slated to debut in winter 2016, but no home port has been announced for the as-yet-to-be-constructed ship, which will be the first since the debut of the Breeze in 2012.
The Splendor will operate Sunday-Sunday alternating eastern and western Caribbean itineraries with stops in St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk, and Nassau or Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize and Roatan, Honduras.
The Splendor will be the first of the line's ships to get its newly announced Dr. Seuss enhancements, although the line's entire fleet will be outfitted with Seussian activities and spaces by the end of 2014.
Carnival Cruise Lines operates 3- to-8-night itineraries out of the two South Florida ports with a variety of Caribbean and Bahamas destinations. The line sails 24 ships worldwide.