Carnival Tampa 25 years celebration aboard Carnival Legend

Carnival Cruise Line celebrates 25 years of sailing from Tampa

Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its 25th-anniversary sailing from the Port of Tampa with a reception and luncheon aboard Carnival Legend.

The cruise line's president Christine Duffy presented a commemorative plaque to Port Tampa Bay president and CEO Paul Anderson marking the milestone.

The cruise line had recognised Tampa as a year-round cruise homeport when it launched a schedule of seven-day voyages aboard the since-retired Tropicale in 1994 carrying about 28,000 guests a year. 

Currently, Carnival deploys two ships from Tampa that will carry approximately 240,000 passengers a year from Tampa – nearly a nine-fold increase compared to 25 years ago. 

Christine Duffy said: “Tampa is a convenient, centrally located homeport – not to mention a popular holiday destination – and the growth that we’ve experienced at this port is a testament to the wonderful partnership with the Port we’ve enjoyed for the past 25 years.” 

Paul Anderson added: “Carnival Cruise Line is truly the pioneer of modern-day cruising throughout the world and from Port Tampa Bay. We value the long term partnership with Carnival and look forward to many more successful years working with them to provide our guests from throughout Central Florida – and beyond – a great holiday experience.”

Carnival Legend features a variety of onboard innovations, including Green Thunder, a drop-down slide that’s one of the fastest and steepest at sea, along with popular food and beverage choices such as the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub, Bonsai Sushi serving Asian delicacies, Guy’s Burger Joint, and a classic American steakhouse.  The ship features hundreds of balcony staterooms as well a health and wellness facility.

It will operate a seasonal schedule of six-, seven-and eight-day cruises featuring top destinations in the western Caribbean, including Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and Grand Cayman. The ship will also offer a 13-day Carnival Journeys cruise from Tampa to New York from May 3 to 16, 2020, featuring a partial transit of the Panama Canal, along with visits to Aruba, Cozumel, Limon (Costa Rica), Cartagena (Colombia) and Grand Turk. 

For more information, go to https://www.carnival.com/


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