Carnival Cruise Line will operate its most extensive European season ever in 2021 with a diverse schedule of voyages aboard Carnival Legend, including visits to 58 ports across 21 countries, as well as the line’s first cruises to the Greek Isles and a return to Iceland, Norway and the Baltic.
During these voyages, guests can explore ancient ruins, sample regional cuisines, experience unique cultural opportunities, and visit centuries-old UNESCO sites, including Geirangerfjord in Norway, the Acropolis in Greece, Cinque Terre in Italy and Mont Saint-Michel in France.
Following its European season, Carnival Legend will shift to year-round deployment from Baltimore beginning in November 2021. In turn, Carnival Pride, currently based in Baltimore, will reposition to Tampa, offering new choices in these two important markets.
“For Carnival Legend, we’ve assembled our most diverse season ever with opportunities to visit an array of breathtaking sites across nearly two dozen countries, all combined with the one-of-a-kind vacation experience that Carnival is known for,” said Fred Stein, Carnival’s vice president of revenue, deployment and itinerary planning. “It’s really the best way to see Europe.”
Carnival Legend will reposition for its European season with a 15-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Tampa to Barcelona March 26-April 10, 2021, with stops in Nassau, The Bahamas; Bermuda; Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal; and Malaga and Valencia, Spain. From there, the ship will operate a wide range of voyages from Barcelona, London (Dover) and Rome (Civitavecchia), including:
Norwegian Fjords, Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic: Departing June 4 and July 16 from London (Dover), thee nine-day Norwegian Fjords sailings stop at scenic towns like Stavanger, Flaam, Alesund, Andalsnes, Olden, Molde, Geiranger; Hellsylt, and Bergen, and offers guests the opportunity to cruise fjords such as Geirangerfjord, Sognefjord and Nordfjord. Departing July 25 and Aug. 15 from London (Dover), this 12-day Scandinavia & Russia cruise features such ports as Gothenburg, Sweden; Berlin (Warnemunde) Germany; Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight call); Tallinn, Estonia; and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Iceland & British Isles: Departing June 25 and Aug. 6 from London (Dover), these nine-day British Isles voyages call at Edinburgh, Invergordon and Isle of Skye, Scotland; Belfast (Northern Ireland), UK; Liverpool, England; and Cork (Cobh), Ireland. Departing June 13 and July 4 from London (Dover), this 12-day Iceland & British Isles cruise calls at Reykjavik, Grundafjordur, Akureyri, and Seydisfjordur, Iceland; Belfast (Northern Ireland); Isle of Skye, Scotland; and Kirkwall, Orkney Islands or Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.
Greek Isles and Italy: Departing Sept. 5 and 24 from Rome (Civitavecchia), these 10-day Greek Isles and Italy voyages call at Mykonos, Santorini, Athens and Katakolon, Greece; Messina or Catania (Sicily), Naples, Italy; and Izmir (Ephesus), Turkey. An 11-day cruise departing Oct. 4 adds a stop in Corfu, Greece.
Western Europe and the Mediterranean: Departing May 17 and Oct. 23 from Barcelona, these eight-day Mediterranean voyage visit Valletta, Malta; Messina (Sicily), Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia) and Livorno, Italy; and Marseilles, France or Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Departing May 25 from Barcelona, this 10-day western Europe cruise features Malaga, Spain; Gibraltar; Lisbon and Leixoes (Porto), Portugal; La Coruna, Spain; Paris (Le Havre), and Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium. Departing Aug. 27 from London (Dover), this nine-day western Europe cruise features Paris (Le Havre), La Coruna, Spain; Leixoes (Porto) and Lisbon, Portugal; Seville (Cadiz) and Cartagena, Spain. Departing Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 from Rome (Civitavecchia), these eight- and nine-day Mediterranean voyages call at ports such as Naples, Italy; Kotor, Montenegro; Corfu, Greece; Messina or Catania (Sicily), Livorno, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; and Marseilles, France.
Carnival Legend’s program concludes with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Baltimore Oct. 31-Nov. 14 with stops at Cartagena (Murcia) and Seville (Cadiz), Spain; Funchal (Madeira) and Ponta Delgada and Praia da Vitoria, Azores, Portugal.
Following its Europe season Carnival Legend will kick off its year-round schedule from Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2021, operating seven-day cruises departing every Sunday. A wide variety of week-long adventures are offered visiting destinations including Nassau, Freeport and the private Bahamian destinations of Half Moon Cay or Princess Cays as well as Grand Turk.
The ship’s Baltimore-based program also includes a special 14-day Carnival Journeys-Panama Canal voyage departing Jan. 9, 2022 calling at Half Moon Cay, the Bahamas; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Limon, Costa Rica; partial Panama Canal transit; and Grand Turk. Carnival Journeys cruises offer special onboard enrichment programming and fun activities like the 1980s-style Throw Back Sea Day.
Carnival Pride will take over Carnival Legend’s schedule of six-, seven-and eight-day cruises beginning Nov. 14, 2021. The sailings feature popular western Caribbean destinations, including Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, Mahogany Bay, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal and Grand Cayman.
The ship will also offer a 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise from Baltimore to Tampa Oct. 31-Nov. 14, 2021, featuring a partial transit of the Panama Canal, along with visits to Grand Turk; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia; Limon (Costa Rica); Mahogany Bay, Honduras; and Cozumel, Mexico.
For more information, contact Gino's Travel Agency at 214-274-1369, call 800-CARNIVAL or visit www.carnival.com.