The ship will sail weekly to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, with a full day of cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.
'We are delighted to resume our Alaska sailings and offer guests an opportunity to experience all the beauty of the Alaskan coast while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy,' Carnival President Christine Duffy said.
Thanks to the port and lawmakers
Duffy thanked the Port of Seattle, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young — all proponents of the Alaska Tourism Recovery Act — for their 'tremendous efforts in making our resumption of service a reality.' She also thanked Senate Commerce Chair Maria Cantwell and the entire Washington state congressional delegation for 'working so closely with the Alaska delegation and demonstrating first-hand that promoting travel and tourism is truly a bipartisan issue.'
Carnival Miracle Capt. Vito Giacalone said the crew were 'excited to welcome our guests on board again and provide them with the incredible Carnival vacation they’ve been waiting for.'
Fourth Fun Ship back in service
Carnival Miracle is the line’s fourth ship to return to service, following Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze from Galveston and Carnival Horizon from Miami. The new Mardi Gras is scheduled to begin sailing from Port Canaveral July 31.
Additional ships will resume in August. By mid-October, 15 Carnival ships — more than half the fleet — are expected to be operating.