Carnival’s next new fleet addition will sail from Miami

Carnival Cruise Lines said today that it has chosen the Port of Miami for its next new fleet addition, the 2,974-passenger Freedom, now under construction at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard.

Freedom will replace the Carnival Triumph at the Port of Miami with year-round, week-long Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages beginning in November 2007.

Carnival said Wednesday that it’s deploying the Triumph to New Orleans in September 2007, also for year-round Caribbean sailings.