Carnival Cruise Line Will Sail From San Francisco

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For the first time, Carnival Cruise Line will be sailing out of San Francisco, beginning in 2020, as they continue to make a strong push into the West Coast market.

Where Carnival Miracle Will Go Next

Carnival Miracle
(Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

Given how favorably cruisers reacted to news that Carnival Miracle would sail out of San Diego in 2019, it’s not surprising that the following year, the ship will do an eclectic variety of sailings out of San Francisco. This move further conveys the major investment Carnival is making in the West Coast – especially given that, for the first time in two decades, they’ll be homeporting a brand new ship in California when the Carnival Panorama begins sailing out of Long Beach late next year.

READ MORE: Carnival To Offer Special Preview Of Panorama 

“Carnival is the No. 1 cruise operator from the West Coast,” said the company’s president, Christine Duffy, “and these  new programs… speak volumes to our confidence in growing this important market.”

Carnival’s inaugural season in San Francisco will find the Miracle sailing four-day voyages to Ensenada beginning March 19, 2020. With the ship leaving on Thursdays and returning Monday mornings, these spring and summer trips will be perfect for people looking to get away for a long weekend. The ship will also sail five- and six-day cruises to Ensenada, Catalina Island, and San Diego.

Those looking for a longer sailing out of “the city by the Bay” will be able to hop on 10-day trips which will head to beautiful Alaskan outposts such as Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, as well as a special one-time-only 11-day Alaska cruise departing San Francisco on August 9, 2020.

Take A Carnival Journeys Cruise To Hawaii

Perhaps the ultimate trip out of San Francisco will be the April 16, 2020 sailing to Hawaii – featuring stops at Maui, Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai. This will be a 15-day Carnival Journeys voyage, meaning it will feature food and entertainment inspired by the places the ship will visit, opportunities to learn about the various ports, and the popular “throwback sea day,” which offers a chance to go back in time to the 80s.

READ MORE: Carnival Miracle Deck Plans 

When the fall, and winter, of 2020 rolls around, Carnival Miracle will relocate to San Diego. Beginning October 4, she’ll do three-day getaways to Ensenada, four-day sailings to Ensenada and Catalina Island, and five-day trips which will include two full days in Cabo San Lucas.

During her stay in San Diego, Miracle will also do four 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises to Hawaii (If you’re looking to book those, check out the sailings on October 16 and November 28 of 2020, or January 9 and February 20 of 2021).

About Carnival Miracle

The 88,500-ton Carnival Miracle was built at a cost of around $375 million and launched in February of 2004.  A Spirit-class ship, she carries 2,124 passengers and 934 crew members. In 2015, the ship was outfitted with the lines then-signature Fun Ship 2.0 makeover – meaning she received such venues as the RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar and Cherry On Top, as well as a new Sports Bar.  Currently, the ship is sailing six- and seven-day itineraries out of Tampa.

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