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Carnival Backtracks on Threat and Will Return to Norfolk in 2015

Excerpt from Cruise Critic

Jan 14, 2014 6:00 am

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Carnival’s return to Norfolk means revenue for the state and city, and jobs. Undoubtedly there was some behind-the-scenes drama between local and cruise line officials, and someone blinked. You can guess which party it was.

— Dennis Schaal

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Norfolk, Virginia officials say Carnival Cruise Lines will operate 12 to 15 cruises from Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

The announcement comes some six months after Carnival said it would move Carnival Glory from its seasonal Norfolk homeport to Miami. It made the move in November, citing an expected increase in fuel costs associated with new environmental rules that will go into effect in January 2015.

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