The Carnival Destiny will offer a 16-day transatlantic crossing departing Miami Feb. 4 and arriving Civitavecchia (Rome) on Feb. 20, 2013. Featured ports on the crossing include Ponta Delgada (Azores), Portugal; Malaga, Spain; Monte Carlo, Monaco; and Genoa and Livorno, Italy.
Carnival has not yet announced details on the Carnival Destiny’s deployment following the trans-Atlantic crossing.
To me it sounds like Carnival is positioning itself to transfer the Carnival Destiny to the Costa brand as a replacement for the ill-fated Costa Concordia. I assume Carnival expects the demand for the Costa brand to resume to normal levels by 2013 and the Carnival Destiny, which is the same basic design as a good portion of the Costa fleet would be a good match. The Carnival Destiny is the oldest of the Destiny Class vessels constructed in 1996.
(Photos show: Top: Carnival Destiny, Bottom: Costa Fortuna - an almost identical ship.
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