News From Carnival & Port Canaveral

On Tuesday, Carnival announced that Port Canaveral will be the home of its soon-to-be-built first of two newest & largest "XL-Class" ships.  The port will be building a new terminal to accommodate her size.  The ship will have a maximum capacity of 5,2860 passengers and a crew of 2,000.  This will be the first North American ship powered by liquefied natural gas - the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel.  Construction of the new ship will begin in November.  The new Terminal 3 will open in mid-2020. The new ship has not been publicly named.  Its itinerary will be announced in 2019.   A second "XL-Class" ship is scheduled for delivery in 2022. 


Carnival presently has 26 ships - the largest number of cruise ships in the industry.  Carnival has another new ship, the Carnival Panorama that  is scheduled for delivery in 2019.

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10 Answers

Is bigger really better?

Seems like the cruise industry are building gigantic ships more so lately.

True Dominic, the Triumph was big enough for us, actually too big. Love the fantasy class ships!

Economy of scale -- the more passengers they can fit on, the more money they make in comparison to the running cost.

It is why you now have 16 inch wide seats and 28 inches pitch on airline seats.


Conquest size ships is good enough for me.

So far this is also my favorite class of Carnival Ship.

We enjoy the bigger ships--more to do. But when it gets to a time when DH and I are cruising by ourselves, the Fantasy class would suit us just fine.

I'm happy!!! I sail out of Port Canaveral and always wished a really nice ship would home there. I do like the Magic and I'll be on the Breeze in April. Nice class of ships. For me a new ship and terminal there works for me. I do wish something like that would happen in Charleston SC. Those ships are old and itinerary is all been there done that.

I also prefer the smaller ships. I'm a big fan of the Fantasy class ships. I tried the Vista and did not like it. For larger ships I prefer Celebrity Solstice class that has less people on larger ships so you are not all packed in tight.

I like whichever size ship that I am on at the time. Big mega ships off lots of amenities. I love all the choices. Smaller ships get into smaller ports which I like, too .


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