Back after seven-year gap
These mark the line’s first departures from the port in seven years.
A wide range of durations and destinations include three-day weekend getaways visiting Ensenada Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Five-day voyages sail Dec. 22 and Jan. 12, and spend two days in Cabo San Lucas.
A four-day New Year's Baja Mexico cruise on Dec. 30 features Catalina Island and Ensenada. A six-day cruise with two days in Cabo San Lucas and a day-long visit to Ensenada embarks Jan. 6.
A trio of longer ‘Carnival Journeys’ includes 14- and 15-day Hawaii cruises departing Dec. 8 and Jan. 17 along with a 13-day Panama Canal sailing from San Diego to Miami Feb. 1 that transits the Panama Canal and visits destinations in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia.
‘The West Coast is an important and fast-growing market for Carnival and these departures from San Diego provide guests a wide array of exciting cruise choices with stops along Baja Mexico, the Mexican Riviera and Hawaii,’ said Fred Stein, Carnival’s vice president of revenue, deployment and itinerary planning.
‘The Port of San Diego is excited for the return of Carnival Cruise Line as part of our homeported cruise business,’ added Garry Bonelli, chairman of the board of port commissioners.
Carnival Miracle is scheduled to return to San Diego for another winter schedule in 2020/21.
Carnival Miracle’s San Diego schedules are part of the line’s West Coast expansion that also includes its first program from San Francisco to Alaska, Hawaii and Baja Mexico as well as the arrival of Carnival Panorama which kicks off a year-round schedule from Long Beach Dec. 11.