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Carnival adds a fourth Galveston ship offering longer cruises

Carnival Miracle with its new red, white and blue livery
Carnival Cruise Line is expanding its Galveston offerings by bringing a fourth ship to the port for longer sailings.

Carnival Miracle will operate nine-, 10-, 11- and 12-day sailings beginning in fall 2024 through spring 2025.

These longer cruises give a wider variety of ports and more time at sea, Carnival President Christine Duffy said. 'Galveston is one of our top homeports, and with the arrival of Carnival Jubilee and the new Carnival Miracle itineraries, it will only grow in popularity with our guests,' she added.

Repositioning from San Francisco

Carnival Miracle will reposition from San Francisco to Galveston on Oct. 1, 2024, via a 'Carnival Journeys' voyage that visits Cabo San Lucas, Puntarenas (Costa Rica) and Cartagena, plus a Panama Canal transit.

Once in Galveston, Carnival Miracle will offer 19 cruises beginning on Oct. 16, 2024. The first sailing, nine days to the western Caribbean, visits Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay (Roatán), Belize City and Cozumel.

Sample itineraries

A 10-day Panama Canal cruise on Nov. 15 calls at Cozumel, Limón (Costa Rica), Colón (Panama)and Mahogany Bay.

An 11-day sailing Nov. 25 charts Montego Bay, Amber Cove (Dominican Republic), Grand Turk, Princess Cays and Nassau.

A 12-day 'Carnival Journeys' southern Caribbean voyage on Jan. 26, 2025 visits Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire Curaçao and Cozumel.

The 2,200-berth Carnival Miracle recently completed a dry dock where it gained Carnival’s new red, white and blue livery. Onboard features range from Guy’s Burger Joint to the BlueIguana Cantina, the RedFrog and Alchemy bars, as well as WaterWorks Aqua Park and The Punchliner Comedy Club.

Joins Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Jubilee

In Galveston Carnival Miracle joins Carnival Breeze, which offers four- and five-day cruises; Carnival Dream, which sails mostly six- and eight-day cruises, and the new Excel-class Carnival Jubilee, set to arrive this December to begin weeklong western Caribbean sailings.