The speculation is finally over. Carnival Cruise Line announced on Wednesday morning that two of their ships are heading to China.
Carnival Miracle will head over in Spring 2017, followed by Carnival Splendor in Spring 2018. Both ships will be based in China year-round.
Specific details on the company’s China itineraries will be announced at a later time.
Carnival Miracle underwent a hyper Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement earlier this year, getting the RedFrog Pub, Alchemy Bar and Playlist Productions. I did not get Guy’s Burger Joint or BlueIguana Cantina.
Carnival will be establishing operations in China in partnership with sister company Costa Asia, which has operated in the Chinese market for the past nine years.
Reservations for voyages on Carnival Miracle are expected to open in 2016. These sailings will not be available on the Carnival’s US website. They are being marketed exclusively to China.