Carnival cruise ship arrives in PortMiami after travel from the dry dock


Sporting a shiny new look, new livery and necessary upgrades, Carnival Courage returned from the dry dock in southern France to the United States. The ship sailed to PortMiami on September 1 and docked early in the morning.

While not part of Carnival Cruise Line’s takeover plans in the near future, the ship is expected to enter service in November. It already has the new livery that Carnival is rolling out across the fleet. The one that the most recent ship of the company, Mardi Gras, first presented.

Continuous updates throughout the fleet

Carnival Cruise Line has made substantial progress in relaunching its fleet in recent times. A few months ago, the cruise line announced that all ships in the fleet would lose the typical Carnival white hull with red letters. Instead, all ships in the fleet would receive the magnificent designs currently featured on Mardi Gras.

The new hull design, which takes inspiration from the officers’ dark blue uniforms and iconic Carnival funnel colors, will roll out fleet-wide in the coming months and possibly longer.

Carnival Cruise Line received criticism during the pandemic when several cruise ships appeared to be rusty while remaining on standby during the global suspension of operations.

The new livery design is a welcome change, and Carnival Courage is one of the first to receive the new colors. Earlier this year, Carnival magic, Carnival glory, and Carnival dream received their new liveries.

Photo credit: Tony Davis

It was not a major dry dock for the Carnival Courage; in addition to the new livery, the ship has received multiple improvements in hotel areas and has undergone regular maintenance. Carnival value Previous dry dock was in 2016, when Carnival Cruise Line added places like Guy’s Burger Joint and the Alchemy Bar.

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The dry dock in Marseille, France was completed on July 28 and shortly thereafter the ship headed for Gibraltar where we first got an exclusive glimpse of the new ship thanks to photos of Tony Davis. Carnival Courage then left port on August 8 and headed for the cruise capital of the world, PortMiami, Florida.

When is she going to sail?

The ship is not part of the cruise line’s initial restart plans for its fleet of ships. However, the ship will be sailing through the final stages of the cruise line’s restart plans.

As it stands, the 110,000 gross ton vessel, which has a capacity of 2,980 double occupancy guests and 1,180 international crew members, is expected to start sailing on November 1 of this year. Her first cruise will be a trip from New Orleans for a five-day Western Caribbean cruise that will sail to Cozumel and the Yucatán (Progreso) with a day at sea at each end.

Carnival Valor cruise ship
Photo credit: Tony Davis

Carnival Cruise Line has been somewhat of a mystery, however, as to what will happen with the remaining ships towards the end of the year.

In one of its quarterly investment briefings, Carnival Corporation, the cruise line’s parent company said Carnival Cruise Line intends to sail with its entire fleet by the end of the season. year. The wait, for now, is for Brand Ambassador John Heald, who has said updates will arrive in the coming days.

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All ships in the Carnival fleet are expected to receive the new livery in the coming days; the next ship to come out of the dry dock is Carnival legend which is almost finished with her dry dock and has been sailing the Mediterranean since the morning of September 1 just outside Marseille and is currently returning to port.

Carnival Valor cruise ship


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