Although Carnival Breeze doesn’t begin its Caribbean deployment until November 2012, the Port of Miami is already rolling out the welcome mat with a colorful billboard trumpeting the ship’s new year-round homeport.

Located along highway I-395 that connects Miami and Miami Beach, the massive 3,000–square-foot billboard features a banner inscribed with the words “New Carnival Breeze, Unveiling November 2012” partially covering an image of the line’s signature winged funnel.

The 130,000-ton Carnival Breeze – the largest “Fun Ship” based in Miami – will launch year-round six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises November 24, 2012.  Six-day cruises will call at Grand Turk, Ocho Rios, and Nassau, while two different four-port, eight-day itineraries will be offered – a southern Caribbean itinerary featuring Grand Turk, La Romana (Dominican Republic), Curacao, and Aruba and an eastern Caribbean route visiting St. Thomas/St. John, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau.  Prior to its Miami-based schedule, Carnival Breeze will operate a series of 12-day Mediterranean voyages June 3 through October 25, 2012.

As the line’s newest “Fun Ship,” Carnival Breeze will offer such features as a fun-filled WaterWorks aqua park, Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub, Cucina del Capitano Italian family-style restaurant and action-packed SportSquare featuring a ropes course and outdoor fitness area.  Also new is a Caribbean-inspired décor that will be carried out in the ship’s stunning public spaces and wide range of stateroom categories.  A number of innovations unique to Carnival Breeze will be announced in the near future.