Carnival Cruise Lines will deploy the "Fun Ship" Carnival Elation on a new three- and four-day cruise schedule from San Diego beginning February 12, 2009. The new routes will visit Ensenada, Mexico and Catalina Island, CA. The ship currently operates four- and five-day cruises from San Diego and will continue that program through the departure of February 7, 2009.
The new itinerary adds to Carnival's Southern California departures, including those from Long Beach to the Mexican Riviera.
“These will be the only ships in the Southern California market offering three and four-day cruises starting in 2009, and with short getaways currently a trend among North American consumers, combined with the inherent value of a cruise, these voyages represent an extremely desirable vacation choice,” said Terry Thornton, Carnival’s senior vice president of marketing planning.
The 70,000-ton, 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation features 12 lounges and bars, a multilevel theater, a 12,000-square-foot health and wellness center, full casino gambling, and a variety of full-service and casual dining options. The "Fun Ship" also includes three swimming pools, a 115-foot-long water slide, a jogging track and a variety of stateroom categories.