Carnival to switch to Pepsi products

A view of the Please Pier from our room at the Hotel Galvez in Galveston. Carnival offers multiple departures from Galveston every week.

Carnival Cruise Lines Brand Ambassador John Heald announced today that Carnival is changing soft drink providers. While Carnival currently uses Coke products, they have signed a new contract with Pepsi. The new contract will begin in January 2020, although implementation will vary by ship. There is no planned change in the price of drink packages. Carnival offers multiple sailings each week from Galveston.

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Carnival 2021 Galveston schedule

The Galveston ship channel seen from the Tremont Hotel. The Carnival 2021 schedule features sailings on 4 ships.

We wrote earlier this month with the complete schedule of cruises from Galveston through April 2021. Happily, Carnival has since updated their schedule. Even better, there is great news for cruisers from Texas. The Carnival 2021 Galveston schedule is expanding. Carnival will offer cruises on 4 different ships on a wider variety of itineraries.

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Galveston cruise calendar 2019-2020

The Galveston cruise calendar has a lot of excellent options.

When we started sailing from Galveston in 2002, there weren’t a lot of options. Carnival had one old ship (the Celebration) sailing short itineraries. Later, Royal Caribbean added one older ship (the Rhapsody) sailing short cruises. By now, however, the Galveston cruise calendar has almost too many options. Galveston Cruise Reviews is here to explain what the options are from now through 2020.

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Carnival Faster to the Fun (FTTF) on your Galveston cruise

Purchase Carnival Faster to the Fun through their shore excursions page well in advance of your cruise.

I am sailing on Carnival next year, and I am excited. I have taken several cruises on Royal Caribbean, and I love them. However, it was time to try something new. One of the things I love on Royal is their suite perks, and this is something where I feel that Carnival is lacking. To make up for that, I just bought Carnival Faster to the Fun for my cruise early next year. While I will obviously review that earlier next year, I want to let you know what it is and how to but it if that fits with your vacation plans.

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Carnival Vista sailings cancelled

With three Carnival Vista sailings cancelled, passengers need to make alternate vacation plans. Carnival offered significant compensation. Galveston is still a great vacation destination for those with tickets booked.

The Carnival Vista has struggled with propulsion issues for the last several cruises. The June 15 sailing experienced minor disruptions, and the June 22 and June 29 sailings were significantly altered. While the ship has always functioned safely, it could not cruise at maximum speed. It now appears that the ship will need to dry dock to repair the problem. There are three Carnival Vista sailings cancelled. Passengers scheduled to depart July 6, 13, and 20 are being offered significant compensation by Carnival for their lost cruise.

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