Announcement Made in Conjunction
with Carnival AirShip's San Francisco Flyover
MIAMI (Jan. 25, 2019) – Following tremendous response to Carnival
Cruise Line's first-ever
cruises from San Francisco, the line is adding five voyages from the port
to Carnival Miracle's previously announced inaugural schedule in 2020.
Including the five new voyages, Carnival
Miracle will now offer a total of 27 voyages within the wide-ranging
program which includes four-day long weekend sailings to Ensenada, Mexico,
10-day cruises to Alaska and 15- and 16-day voyages to Hawaii from March
to September 2020. All voyages are now open for reservations.
These newly added sailings are part of Carnival's ongoing
expansion in the West Coast. Carnival carries more passengers from California
than any other cruise operator and will further bolster its leadership position
with the debut of the new Carnival Panorama from Long Beach in December 2019
and new cruise programs from San Diego beginning in December 2019 and San
Francisco in 2020.
Today's announcement coincides with the San Francisco debut of the
Carnival AirShip, a 128-foot-long blimp which, after a busy month of flying
across California, will now pass over iconic landmarks like the Golden
Gate Bridge, the Port of San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf, and other hotspots
throughout the city.
"After seeing the incredible reaction to Carnival Miracle's
initial San Francisco sailings announcement last month, we knew we had to
continue to Choose Fun and bring even more options to the West Coast," said
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "And what better time to
announce this amazing news than while the Carnival AirShip is flying over the
Additional Voyages from San Francisco
Carnival Miracle's five new voyages from San Francisco include:
20, 2020 and Sept. 3, 2020: four-day sailing to Ensenada, Mexico;
24, 2020 and Sept. 7, 2020: 10-day sailing to Alaska throughout the Last
Frontier calling at Juneau, Skagway and Icy Strait Point;
17, 2020: 16-day Carnival Journeys sailing to Hawaii calling at Maui
(Kahului), Honolulu, Hilo, and Kauai.
Carnival's Previously Announced Schedule from San Francisco
These voyages complement Carnival Miracle's previously announced
San Francisco-based program which kicks off on March 19, 2020 and includes:
weekend voyages to Ensenada throughout the spring and summer;
and six-day cruises to Ensenada, Catalina Island and San Diego in the
and 11-day cruises to Alaska in the summer;
Carnival Journeys sailing to Hawaii in spring.
Carnival AirShip's Aerial Journey to San Francisco
its San Francisco arrival, the AirShip was viewed by hundreds of thousands of
Californians, flying over cultural moments, Carnival ships, local schools,
travel agent events, and much more.
The AirShip's month-long California journey began at the Rose Parade Showcase
of Floats in Pasadena then visited Carnival's sister brand, Princess Cruises;
iconic events and attractions such as the Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood sign and
Golden Globe® Awards; and multiple Sky Zone locations, Carnival
Panorama's newest fun-filled attraction.
But the fun isn't over yet – with all of these milestones now behind the
AirShip, consumers still have the chance to win a free cruise as well as
additional prizes when they enter the AirShip Sweepstakes at carnival.com/choosefun.
And, for anyone who takes a photo of the AirShip and posts it on
social media with the hashtag #ChooseFun, Carnival will make a $2 donation to
its longtime charity partner St. Jude Children's
For reservations, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL.
To learn more about Carnival Cruise Line, visit Carnival.com. Carnival can also be found
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Journalists also can visit
Carnival's media site, carnival-news.com or follow the line's PR
department on Twitter at twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK),
is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating
three- to 24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska,
Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the
Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new
ships scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama™ set to debut in 2019, Mardi
Gras in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.