Carnival Cruise Lines has announced its new 130,000-ton Carnival Dream – the largest ‘Fun Ship’ ever constructed – will be based at Port Canaveral when the vessel debuts in autumn 2009.

The deployment at the Florida port continues the line’s 18-year relationship with the Canaveral Port Authority, the longest tenure of any cruise line there.

In addition to the Dream, the line has two other vessels scheduled to enter service – the 113,300-ton Carnival Splendor (July 2, 2008) and the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic (June 2011).