Friday, April 25, 2008

Could We Be So Lucky???


Within 24 hours of stepping off the Carnival Glory two weeks ago, we were already on the phone talking about another cruise. It's a sickness - I just can't explain it! Our next tentative date is a year and a half away, but it gives us something to look forward to. So, we have a date and an itinerary chosen - November 7, 2009 - Eastern Caribbean aboard the Carnival Glory - Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Martin. We have a list of 12 interested couples!!!

Yesterday, an article appeared in the Orlando Sentinal - telling about a new ship, the Carnival Dream which is currently under construction in Italy and is scheduled to be based at Port Canaveral in the fall of 2009. The Dream is a 130,000 ton ship - the largest in the Carnival fleet and will hold 3,652 passengers - nearly 700 more than the Glory. Carnival has stated that the ship's itinerary will be disclosed at a later date, but port officials are assuming that it will replace the Glory on its current 7-day itinerary.

I called Carnival yesterday and asked what would happen if we had a group sailing scheduled on the Glory for November of '09 and then the Dream moves in and the Glory is sent to another port? I was told that our reservations would transfer to the new ship at no additional cost to us. WOW - could we be that lucky to be some of the first to sail on a new ship???? Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Here is an artist's rendition of what the new Carnival Dream will look like....







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