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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Default Carnival Magic leaving Galveston for good? Sunshine leaving New Orleans for good?

After seeing new itineraries posted today from Carnival and reading much speculations here on the boards I just wanted to share some information that I think I have discovered:

Galveston - Carnival Magic:
Right now the Magic does 7 day voyages and goes to Grand Cayman. The Port of Grand Cayman's website shows the Magic docking May 1, 2014, but it does not appear on the schedule for the rest of the year when other Carnival ships do. I don't know what this means. If you want to see what I am refering to (http://www.caymanport.com/shipschedules.php). I did the start date in the search as May 1, 2014 and ending the search result with December 31, 2014.

New Orleans - Carnival Sunshine:
When I visited the Port of New Orlean's website I searched for cruises in June 2014 and the port only shows the Elation docking. Here is the link:
http://corelserver1.portno.com:8082/cruisemain.htm . Search at the top for June 2014.

Hopefully, neither of these ships are changing homeports as I enjoy cruising from Galveston and New Orleans. After seeing this it makes me think that they are decreasing capacity or replacing ships.

Please share any information you have. I am trying as hard as possible not to speculate, but thought I would share my findings in light of today's itinerary changes.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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If anyone has any ideas or knows anymore than I do please say something! I am really curious and waiting for Carnival to release more itineraries.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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The May 1st 2014 date reflects current announced itineraries. You cannot currently book a cruise on Magic after the April 27th 2014 sailing. That doesn't mean the Magic will be moved necessarily. I guess we will all have to wait for new sail dates to be released.
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Best guess would be that the websites you are looking at are not correct. Could be they just don't have the information yet.

I would be very surprised if the Magic or the Sunshine left their respective ports. Did you check Carnivals site to see if they are still showing bookings for both ships?
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Best guess would be that the websites you are looking at are not correct. Could be they just don't have the information yet.

I would be very surprised if the Magic or the Sunshine left their respective ports. Did you check Carnivals site to see if they are still showing bookings for both ships?
Yes, as of a few minutes ago Carnival's website still showed the same bookings for these ships. It does not look like anything has been cancelled. I just though it was a little weird that Grand Cayman showed other Carnival ships on their schedule and New Orleans showed the Elation, but no other ship on the schedule. That is why I am slightly alarmed.
Hopefully, they just don't have information yet because I really enjoy cruising from both of these homeports.
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The May 1st 2014 date reflects current announced itineraries. You cannot currently book a cruise on Magic after the April 27th 2014 sailing. That doesn't mean the Magic will be moved necessarily. I guess we will all have to wait for new sail dates to be released.
It is true that this does not mean the Magic will be moved, maybe itinerary changes possibly? Or maybe, the schedule is wrong?
You are right about us having to wait for new sail dates to be released. Hopefully that will be soon.
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It is true that this does not mean the Magic will be moved, maybe itinerary changes possibly? Or maybe, the schedule is wrong?
You are right about us having to wait for new sail dates to be released. Hopefully that will be soon.
Carnival Magic currently sails three different itineraries so I would be quite surprised to see a fourth added. Carnival Triumph has no itineraries published past April 2014 either so perhaps the line is considering its options from Galveston.

While any change is possible I cannot recall Carnival moving both ships from a port at the same time. That doesn't mean one or both won't be moved but at this point it just tells me they have not made any decisions.
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Carnival's database does not show any ship officially sailing after 4/26 or 4/27/2013. The itineraries have simply not been published yet.

Hope that helps!

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After seeing new itineraries posted today from Carnival and reading much speculations here on the boards I just wanted to share some information that I think I have discovered:

Galveston - Carnival Magic:
Right now the Magic does 7 day voyages and goes to Grand Cayman. The Port of Grand Cayman's website shows the Magic docking May 1, 2014, but it does not appear on the schedule for the rest of the year when other Carnival ships do. I don't know what this means. If you want to see what I am refering to (http://www.caymanport.com/shipschedules.php). I did the start date in the search as May 1, 2014 and ending the search result with December 31, 2014.

New Orleans - Carnival Sunshine:
When I visited the Port of New Orlean's website I searched for cruises in June 2014 and the port only shows the Elation docking. Here is the link:
http://corelserver1.portno.com:8082/cruisemain.htm . Search at the top for June 2014.

Hopefully, neither of these ships are changing homeports as I enjoy cruising from Galveston and New Orleans. After seeing this it makes me think that they are decreasing capacity or replacing ships.

Please share any information you have. I am trying as hard as possible not to speculate, but thought I would share my findings in light of today's itinerary changes.
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Carnival's database does not show any ship officially sailing after 4/26 or 4/27/2013. The itineraries have simply not been published yet.

Hope that helps!

There are hundreds of sailings listed after 4/26 or 4/27/2013.

And even if you meant 2014, there are several listed on Ecstasy, Imagination & Inspiration. Still
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There are hundreds of sailings listed after 4/26 or 4/27/2013.

And even if you meant 2014, there are several listed on Ecstasy, Imagination & Inspiration. Still

When you are referring to the "hundreds of sailings" where are you seeing those?
Are they on Grand Cayman's site, New Orleans's port website, or somewhere else?
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When you are referring to the "hundreds of sailings" where are you seeing those?
Are they on Grand Cayman's site, New Orleans's port website, or somewhere else?
On http://www.carnival.com, which means Carnival's database DOES have them released/listed.
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Hmmmm interestingly on cruise fish almost all the Magic and Sunshine itineraries for 2014 are now crossed off.
Sunshine was on there through the end of April 2014.
It seems that it is the itineraries that go to Grand Cayman for both ships.
Maybe they are going to switch up the itineraries.
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crossed out from 1/5/2014 forward
New Orleans, LA; Key West, FL; Freeport, The Bahamas; Nassau, The Bahamas
crossed out from 12/29/2013 forward
New Orleans, LA; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico
BUT this is still showing as available
New Orleans, LA; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; Belize; Cozumel, Mexico

Magic
crossed out Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr 2014
Galveston, TX; Key West, FL; Freeport, The Bahamas; Nassau, The Bahamas
crossed out from 12/22/2013 forward
Galveston, TX; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico
crossed out from 12/29/2013 forward
Galveston, TX; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico

BUT I just checked CCL site and all those sailing are showing up.

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Hmmmm interestingly on cruise fish almost all the Magic and Sunshine itineraries for 2014 are now crossed off.
Sunshine was on there through the end of April 2014.
It seems that it is the itineraries that go to Grand Cayman for both ships.
Maybe they are going to switch up the itineraries.
Sunshine
crossed out from 1/5/2014 forward
New Orleans, LA; Key West, FL; Freeport, The Bahamas; Nassau, The Bahamas
crossed out from 12/29/2013 forward
New Orleans, LA; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico
BUT this is still showing as available
New Orleans, LA; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; Belize; Cozumel, Mexico

Magic
crossed out Jan, Feb, Mar and Apr 2014
Galveston, TX; Key West, FL; Freeport, The Bahamas; Nassau, The Bahamas
crossed out from 12/22/2013 forward
Galveston, TX; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico
crossed out from 12/29/2013 forward
Galveston, TX; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico

BUT I just checked CCL site and all those sailing are showing up.
Switching itineraries could be the case, hopefully. I don't want to see either ships change homports.
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Switching itineraries could be the case, hopefully. I don't want to see either ships change homports.
I would love to see the sunshine in Galveston.
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If I was going to jump to conclusions it would be that the destination itineraries might change, not the home ports. Mostly I just think schedules have yet to be firmed up that far in advance.
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2014 would be a good time to rotate the Magic out for another ship as it would have been in Galveston for 3 years
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We are booked on the Magic out of Galveston for March, 2014 and our reservation is still showing. Hmmmmmm.....anyone with other news?
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I am ok as long as it is there for Jan. 27 2013 sailing.
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WE are on the Magic for 3/16/2014 , and it's still there?
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