Carnival Victory arrived at PortMiami this morning to kick off its new year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises that visit tropical destinations throughout the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Carnival Victory’s new Miami-based schedule features three distinctly different itineraries, with four-day “long weekend” cruises departing Thursdays and calling at Key West, Fla., and Cozumel, Mexico; five-day cruises departing Mondays include stops at Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands; the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay; and Nassau, The Bahamas; and five-day voyages departing Saturdays feature George Town, Grand Cayman; and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Carnival Victory offers a variety of entertainment options including a 214-foot-long Twister water slide and a 270-square-foot poolside LED screen showing nightly Dive-In Movies. The ship also features two full-service restaurants with extensive menus and wine list, as well as a two-level casual eatery offering an array of delectable culinary choices including a New York-style deli, a 24-hour pizzeria, and a Taste of the Nations area offering a different international cuisine each day.

Carnival Victory replaces Carnival Destiny which departs PortMiami this afternoon on an 18-day trans-Atlantic crossing that will end in Venice, Italy, on Feb. 22, positioning the vessel for a $155 million renovation. Carnival Destiny will emerge from the 49-day dry dock with a new name – Carnival Sunshine – along with a host of dining, bar and entertainment innovations that are part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement initiative.

Reservations are currently being accepted for Carnival Victory’s four- and five-day cruises from Miami. For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit