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Carnival Cruise Lines leaving Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Carnival Cruise Lines is saying bon voyage to Norfolk.

The company said Thursday it is moving the Carnival Glory to Miami beginning in November. It was the cruise line's only ship seasonally homeported in Norfolk.

A spokesman told The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/14zWjSi ) that Carnival has decided not to deploy the Carnival Glory or another Carnival ship from Norfolk in 2014.

The company says it routinely evaluates the performance of all of its itineraries and makes adjustments as needed to reflect the preferences of its guests and overall financial performance.

Carnival cited 2015 fuel-related environmental requirements as a key factor in its decision.

But the company is keeping the door open on the possibility of returning to Norfolk at some point, calling its cruise program from Norfolk very successful.


Carnival Cruise Lines is a unit of Carnival Corp.