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Carnival Cruise Lines began an exciting chapter in its operations from Port Canaveral, Fla., yesterday when the 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy departed on a five-day cruise from the port’s new state-of-the-art Terminal 6.

Yesterday’s sold-out cruise of the Carnival Ecstasy is the first of more than 225 annual departures from the new facility, which serves as a convenient embarkation/debarkation port for the line’s three ships sailing year-round from Port Canaveral.  In addition to four- and five-day Bahamas/Key West cruises on the Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival’s Port Canaveral-based ships include the 2,052-passenger Carnival Sensation, which sails three- and four-day Bahamas voyages, and the 3,646-passenger Carnival Dream offering seven-day Caribbean departures.  Together, these three ships carry more than 600,000 guests annually from the popular Central Florida port.

Port Canaveral also serves as featured destination for two Carnival ships, providing guests an opportunity to check out the area’s beautiful beaches, as well as local attractions and landmarks throughout the Space Coast.