Carnival Cruise Line has announced 13 new itineraries in its Carnival Journeys enrichment cruise series, departing from homeports along the East and West Coasts and the Gulf of Mexico in 2018 and 2019.
The new itineraries are in addition to a number of previously announced nine-to 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises departing in 2017-18.
During the cruise, guests will be able to participate in a variety of onboard enrichment activities on topics ranging from photography and cooking to arts and crafts and social media, along with a 1980s-themed “Throwback Sea Day.”
The 13 new Carnival Journeys voyages include:
Carnival Splendor: A 14-day Alaska cruise roundtrip from Long Beach August 25 to September 8, 2018, visiting Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.
Carnival Breeze: A 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage departing Galveston September 16 and arriving in Port Canaveral September 30, 2018, calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and St Maarten.
Carnival Splendor: Three 14-day Hawaii cruises roundtrip from Long Beach departing October 13, 2018, December 1, 2018, and January 12, 2019, visiting Maui (Kahului), Honolulu, Kona and Hilo.
Carnival Freedom: A 14-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Galveston October 27 - November 10, 2018, visiting Montego Bay, Aruba, Curacao, and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Limon (Costa Rica) and Cozumel.
Carnival Breeze: A 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage operating roundtrip from Port Canaveral November 3-17, 2018, with stops at St Thomas, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola, and San Juan.
Carnival Pride: A 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Baltimore November 4-18, 2018, calling at Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten.
Carnival Ecstasy: A 12-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Charleston November 10-22, 2018, calling at Amber Cove, Aruba, Curacao, St Maarten and San Juan.
Carnival Miracle: A 14-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Tampa December 2-16, 2018, visiting Cozumel and Limon prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao and Ocho Rios.
Carnival Pride: 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage roundtrip from Baltimore January 6-20, 2019, visiting St Thomas, Antigua, Grenada, Dominica, St. Maarten, San Juan and Grand Turk.
Carnival Sunshine: A 13-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Port Canaveral, FL, January 12-25, 2019, calling at Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).
Carnival Freedom: A 14-day Southern Caribbean sailing roundtrip from Galveston January 19-February 2, 2019, calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire, and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Limon and Cozumel.
Activities during the cruise will include an Authentic Eats cooking demonstration developed in partnership with local chefs that will also allow guests to eat at the chef’s restaurant ashore or accompany the chef to a local market, as well as local entertainment performances both ashore and onboard. Additionally, Academy of Fun educational sessions will offer insights into topics from cooking and arts and crafts to digital photography and social media, and a 1980s-style “Throwback Sea Day” will allow guests to enjoy retro pool and deck games, old school dining options like Baked Alaska and the gala midnight buffet, a white glove Captain’s Celebration, popular movies from that era, a circa 1987 version of the Carnival Capers shipboard newsletter, and more. Finally, during Shipboard Team Member Connections, guests will be able to learn about shipboard life through Q&A sessions hosted by the ship’s captain, cruise director, hotel director and others.
Carnival Cruise Line announced the Carnival Journeys program back in 2015. At the time the line said the option was designed to appeal to guests who wanted a longer-length cruise vacation, as well as to feature less-visited ports of call. Other upcoming Carnival Journeys itineraries include a 14-day cruise to Alaska sailing roundtrip from Long Beach, CA, onboard Carnival Splendor. That itinerary will depart Long Beach August 25, 2018, returning September 8.