Carnival will return to Norfolk in 2015

This photo, provided by the U.S. Navy, shows the Carnival Splendor on November 9, 2010, off the coast of California.

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – After a hiatus, Carnival is returning to Hampton Roads.

The Carnival Splendor, which can carry 3,000 passengers, will begin leaving from Norfolk in 2015. The cruise line is offering cruises in May and October.

Click here for the complete Norfolk schedule.

Each time a ship docks at the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center, it means passengers spend money during their stay. Carnival pulled out of Norfolk three years ago, citing rising fuel costs, but city and state leaders worked out a deal to bring it back.

If next year’s schedule is successful, there may be additional runs in the future.

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