Carnival Opens Bookings for New Itineraries in 2025-26
Carnival Cruise Line, one of the world’s largest and most popular cruise operators, has announced a range of new itineraries for 2025-26, featuring exciting destinations and experiences for travelers of all ages and interests. The new sailings, which are now available for booking, include voyages from Galveston, Texas, on three different ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, and the newest ship in the fleet, Carnival Jubilee, which is set to debut later this year.
Galveston: A Gateway to Adventure
Galveston is one of Carnival’s most popular homeports, offering convenient access to travelers from the southern and central regions of the United States. The port city, located on the Gulf of Mexico, has a rich history and culture, as well as a variety of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. From the historic Strand district, where you can find shops, restaurants, and museums, to the sandy beaches and amusement parks, Galveston has something for everyone.
Carnival’s new itineraries from Galveston will give guests the opportunity to explore the Caribbean and the Bahamas, with options ranging from four to eight days in length. The following is a summary of what each ship will offer beginning in May 2025:
Carnival Jubilee: A New Ship with a New Experience
Carnival Jubilee is the next new ship in Carnival’s fleet, and the third in the Excel class, following Carnival Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration. The ship will feature many of the innovative amenities and attractions that have made Carnival famous, such as BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea, and the Ultimate Playground, a massive water park with slides, pools, and a ropes course. The ship will also have a variety of dining, entertainment, and accommodation options, catering to every taste and preference.
Carnival Jubilee will offer week-long sailings to the Western Caribbean, visiting three popular ports of call: Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. These destinations offer guests the chance to experience sun-drenched beaches and turquoise blue water, surrounded by lush vegetation and exotic wildlife. Shore excursions in this region, from touring the ancient city of Tulum near Cozumel to snorkeling in Costa Maya, offer something for everyone.
Carnival Dream: A Dream Come True
Carnival Dream is one of Carnival’s largest and most spacious ships, with a capacity of over 3,600 guests. The ship features a wide range of amenities and activities, such as the Cloud 9 Spa, the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat, the Fun Shops, and the Carnival Seaside Theater, a giant LED screen that shows movies and sporting events. The ship also has a variety of dining options, such as the Chef’s Table, a fine dining experience with a multi-course menu, and the Carnival Deli, where you can enjoy sandwiches, wraps, and salads.
Carnival Dream will offer new sailings of six and eight days, visiting different regions of the Caribbean. Six-day cruises will visit the Western Caribbean, including Belize; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; as well as Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. Eight-day cruises will bring guests to the Eastern Caribbean, including a visit to Key West and three stops in the Bahamas: Nassau, Freeport, and Half Moon Cay, Carnival’s private island paradise.
Carnival Breeze: A Breeze of Fresh Air
Carnival Breeze is one of Carnival’s most fun and family-friendly ships, with a capacity of over 3,600 guests. The ship features many of the signature attractions and amenities that Carnival is known for, such as the Thrill Theater, a 3D movie experience with special effects, and the SportSquare, an outdoor recreation area with mini-golf, basketball, and a ropes course. The ship also has a variety of dining options, such as Guy’s Burger Joint, a casual eatery with burgers and fries, and Cucina del Capitano, an Italian restaurant with family-style dishes.
Carnival Breeze will offer an array of four- and five-day cruise options, visiting Mexico. On all its sailings, the ship will visit Cozumel, one of Carnival’s most popular destinations. Five-day itineraries will add Progreso as a second port of call, where guests can explore the nearby Mayan ruins or relax on the beach.
Book Your Cruise Today
Carnival’s new itineraries from Galveston are now open for booking, and they are expected to sell out fast. If you are looking for a fun and memorable vacation in 2025-26, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the best of Carnival and the Caribbean. To book your cruise, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, visit Carnival’s website, or contact your favorite travel advisor or online travel site.