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Carnival changes up its San Francisco ship

Carnival Legend, here, is a sister of Carnival Miracle but offers some variety in features and amenities
Carnival Cruise Line will deploy the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend to continue its seasonal offerings from San Francisco in 2025, replacing Carnival Miracle.

Carnival Legend will operate 10-day Alaska cruises and four-day Baja Mexico sailings.  In addition, the ship will sail two 'Carnival Journeys' – a 14-day Panama Canal transit from Tampa to San Francisco and a 15-day Hawaii cruise.

'Carnival Miracle has been sailing from San Francisco since 2022, so we wanted to offer our guests a new option for the 2025 season. Carnival Legend is a sister ship to Carnival Miracle. She’s similar in size and layout, but offers some variety in terms of features and amenities,' said Fred Stein, VP revenue planning and deployment.

Alaska cruises

Carnival Legend will begin 10-day cruises to Alaska on May 12, 2025. Destinations include Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord and BC's Prince Rupert.

These supplement the recently announced 2025 Alaska cruises round-trip Seattle on Carnival Spirit and Carnival Luminosa.


Carnival Legend’s first cruise from San Francisco on May 8, 2025, will be a four-day Baja Mexico cruise with a stop at Ensenada before the ship’s Alaska series begins. Throughout the summer, Carnival Legend will offer an additional eight of these four-day weekend getaways.

'Carnival Journeys'

Carnival Legend will reposition to San Francisco with a cruise departing Tampa April 24, 2025. The ship will visit Cartagena, Colombia before transiting the Panama Canal, followed by visits to Puntarenas, Costa Rica and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, arriving in San Francisco on May 8, 2025.

Following its series of Alaska and Baja Mexico cruises, Carnival Legend will sail round-trip to Hawaii with calls at Kahului, Maui; Honolulu, Oahu; Nawiliwili, Kauai; and Hilo, Hawaii; as well as Ensenada, Mexico.