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Carnival is leaving Norfolk VA in 2024. . .but returning in 2025 (Taking 2024 to renovate the  Half Moone Cruise Terminal to get ready for the Carnival Sunshine almost year-round in 2025!)

Carnival Sunshine to Kick Off Expansion of Operations Beginning in Feb. 2025


Carnival Cruise Line announced today that the first series of year-round cruises from Norfolk, Va., are open for sale as Carnival continues to plan its biggest-ever operational schedule from Virginia. This first phase will offer sailings on board Carnival Sunshine from Feb 18, 2025 through April 2025, with plans to open further itineraries in the coming months.

“Carnival Sunshine is the perfect ship to usher in this next step for service expansion from Norfolk’s Half Moone Cruise Terminal, and as we work closely with city and port officials on our plans to increase from seasonal to year-round operations, we’re delighted to open these sailings for sale, so guests from all over the southeastern U.S. can start doing some planning of their own for 2025,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We’ve been sailing from Norfolk since 2002, and we’re pleased to expand our offerings from this historic, charming community while strengthening our support of the local economy.”

Carnival Sunshine will rotate between six- and eight-day sailings and will visit popular destinations in the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean, such as Nassau, Freeport, Half Moon Cay, Bimini, Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays. The itineraries now open include:

  • Bahamas Sailings

    • Six-day cruise to Bimini, Nassau, Freeport

    • Six-day cruise to Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Freeport

  • Eastern Caribbean Sailings

    • Eight-day cruise to Amber Cove, Grand Turk, Princess Cays

    • Eight-day cruise to Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove

See the Carnival Sunshine!

Carnival's Sunshine Departs from Charleston South Carolina - see Carnival Sunshine (here)
The Carnival Sunshine departs regularly from the historic port of Charleston, South Carolina for 4 and 5-night Bahamas cruises and one 6-night Bahamas cruise.
Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 tourism destinations in the world by Conde Nast magazine, Charleston itself will provide a great pre or post cruise stay. You'll love the fact that the Cruise Terminal is literally in the city's Historic District. A quick cruise just a short drive away.

So, either before boarding your cruise, or upon disembarking, you are only two blocks from Charleston's famous public market.


Baltimore, MD (also known as Cruise Maryland)
Cruise Maryland offers year-round cruising to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England and the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean International’s Enchantment of the Seas and Carnival Legend sails out of Maryland.


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