Carnival Cruise Lines made two enhancements to its West Coast cruise operations, deploying two Spirit-class ships to the area.
The new deployments include Carnival Miracle introducing year-round seven-day Mexican Riviera departures from Long Beach, Calif., beginning in October 2014, and Carnival Legend operating the line’s Alaska program from Seattle in May 2015. Carnival Miracle and Carnival Legend will also offer four Hawaii cruises in 2015-16.
Carnival Legend recently underwent a makeover that added a host of new features, including the Waterworks water park and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub. The full-service Bonsai Sushi restaurant offering Asian specialties and Cherry On Top, a confections and novelty store, were added, as well.
Carnival Miracle also has the Serenity adults-only retreat with its own pool and full bar service, the Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez with up to 20 family-friendly and adults-only shows each week, a wedding chapel, a 14,500-square-foot health and wellness facility and an enclosed corkscrew water slide. Carnival Miracle will also undergo a dry dock in March 2015 that will add a huge variety of additional Fun Ship 2.0 features.
Carnival Miracle and Carnival Legend each offer supervised programs for children ages 2-17, as well as nearly 850 ocean view and balcony staterooms.
Carnival Miracle will introduce year-round Mexican Riviera cruising from Long Beach on October 4, 2014.
The program will encompass three different week-long itineraries, including a new three-port, seven-day cruise featuring Mazatlán on the majority of departures. In addition to the call in Mazatlán, the new three-port itinerary will include the Mexican resort destinations of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.
The full day call at Mazatlán will provide guests with opportunities to explore this seaside destination, which has beaches and sportfishing, as well as the Malecon, an outdoor promenade lined with shops, restaurants and centuries-old architectural structures.
Carnival Miracle’s year-round schedule from Long Beach also includes two other itinerary options. The first is a seven-day, two-port itinerary that includes a stop in Cabo San Lucas, along with a two-day overnight stay in Puerto Vallarta. While in Puerto Vallarta, guests can explore this tropical paradise known for its beautiful beaches, excellent diving, and sizzling nightlife. The second alternate itinerary includes a visit to Puerto Vallarta, along with a two-day call at Cabo San Lucas.
Following its inaugural season in Australia, Carnival Legend will operate the line’s seasonal Alaska program beginning in May 2015. In total, 16 week-long Alaska cruises will operate from the Port of Seattle from May 26 to Sept. 8, 2015, departing each Tuesday.
Port calls on these voyages include the Alaskan towns of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria and cruising Tracy Arm Fjord or sailing Glacier Bay. Carnival Legend will also operate a special one-time eight-day Glacier Bay voyage departing Vancouver May 18 and arriving in Seattle May 26, 2015.
Carnival will offer four Hawaii sailings in 2015-16 – an 11-day cruise on Carnival Legend departing from Honolulu in May 2015 and three 15-day voyages aboard Carnival Miracle operating round-trip from Long Beach in October and November 2015, and November 2016.
The 11-day Hawaii voyage on Carnival Legend will depart Honolulu May 7 and arrive in Vancouver May 18, 2015, with extended stops in Kauai, Maui, Hilo and Kona, along with an overnight call in Honolulu.
Carnival Miracle’s three Hawaii cruises will operate round-trip from Long Beach departing Oct. 17 and Nov. 28, 2015, and Nov. 16, 2016. On these sailings, guests can visit the island destinations of Maui, Honolulu, Kauai, Kona and Hilo, as well as Ensenada, Mexico.
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