For the first time ever, Carnival Cruise Line will set sail from its newest homeport of San Francisco today with its ship Carnival Miracle.
“After years of anticipation, Carnival Cruise Line is thrilled to be sailing out of the Port of San Francisco for the first time,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“We’re proud to join the San Francisco community, support the revival of the tourism economy, and open up exciting travel options to beautiful destinations for those living in and visiting the Bay Area.”
Following today’s four-night Baja Mexico cruise, Miracle will operate a series of 11 ten-night Alaska voyages with stops in Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, and Victoria on most itineraries. The sailings will also include scenic cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord.
Four and five-night Baja Mexico cruises will also be available, culminating with a 15-night Carnival Journeys voyage to Hawaii on September 15, 2022.
“The Port of San Francisco is proud to welcome Carnival Miracle to its new homeport at the J.R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27,” said Elaine Forbes, the Port of San Francisco Executive Director.
“Carnival Miracle will set sail on 19 voyages from the Port of San Francisco drawing thousands of passengers and crew to our city helping to drive the economic recovery of the waterfront. Each cruise call at the Port of San Francisco supports the network of mostly small and family owned business that have made Fisherman’s Wharf, the Embarcadero, and all corners of our seven and a half miles of property internationally renowned.”
Carnival Cruise Line has been a presence on the west coast for nearly 40 years, first cruising from Los Angeles in 1979. For 20 years, the brand has operated a homeport in Long Beach, California.
Currently, Carnival Radiance and Panorama sail year-round from Long Beach, offering a variety of itineraries to the Mexican Riviera.
In addition to establishing San Francisco as a new homeport, Carnival has expanded its west coast presence with its largest Alaska deployment in history this year: three ships will make 49 departures this season to The Last Frontier from San Francisco and Seattle.
The May 2 Carnival Splendor Alaska sailing from Seattle will mark the return to service for Carnival’s entire fleet.