Carnival to return chartered vessels to passenger service

MIAMI -- Carnival Cruise Lines will be returning its Sensation, Holiday and Ecstasy vessels to full service this spring following their charter to the U.S. government after Hurricane Katrina last summer.

Carnival said the vessels will be renovated and then resume four- and five-day cruises in March and April.

The Sensation launches a Caribbean schedule from Port Canaveral, Fla., on March 23; the Holiday returns to Mobile, Ala., for year-round Mexico sailings on March 27; and the Ecstasy heads back to Galveston, Texas, for year-round Mexico sailings on April 8.

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