JAXPORT Board Chairman Dr. John Newman and CEO Brian Taylor formally welcomed Captain Salvatore Messina and the Carnival Elation to Jacksonville on Monday with a commemorative plaque presentation at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal in North Jacksonville.
The Carnival Elation, which carries 2,054 passengers, is now sailing year-round out of JAXPORT’s cruise terminal. Elation is a newer ship than the previous home-ported ship, the Carnival Fascination, which has shifted to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Elation offers four-day cruises to Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas and five-day voyages to Nassau and the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay.
Representatives from Visit Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Zoo were also on hand celebrating National Tourism Week and inviting Elation passengers to enjoy local attractions.