Carnival Cruise Lines, known for its party-hearty "Fun Ships" that visit the Caribbean and Mexico, is testing the waters in Europe.
The Florida-based line this month began selling passage on two European sailings. The Carnival Legend, under construction in Finland, will visit Helsinki, Finland; Copenhagen; Amsterdam; and St. Petersburg, Russia, among other stops on its 12-day inaugural sailing. It will depart Aug. 24, 2002, from London. Fares begin at $1,999 per person, double occupancy; air fare is extra.
On Sept. 5, the Legend will depart from London on a 15-day voyage that will include transatlantic passage to New York City and calls on Le Havre, France; Cobh, Ireland; Greenock, Scotland; Reykjavik, Iceland; and St. John's in Newfoundland, Canada. Fares begin at $1,099 per person, double; air fare is extra. Tel. (866) 204-2979, http://www.carnival.com.
Compiled by Jane Engle