Carnival Cruise Line reports that it will return to San Diego in 2019 with the Carnival Miracle, marking the first time the cruise line has sailed from the port in seven years.
Carnival Miracle will operate a winter schedule of three- to 15-day voyages from San Diego from December 2019 to February 2020. The schedule kicks off with a seven-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera departing December 1, 2019, and also includes two longer-length Carnival Journeys voyages – 14- and 15-day Hawaii adventures visiting popular destinations throughout the Aloha State departing December 8, 2019, and January 17, 2020, respectively.
Carnival Miracle’s San Diego-based program also includes two five-day voyages that spends two days in Cabo San Lucas departing December 22, 2019, and January 12, 2020, along with two three-day getaways visiting Ensenada December 27, 2019, and January 3, 2020. There’s also a special four-day New Year’s Baja Mexico cruise departing December 30, 2019, as well as a six-day cruise that includes two days in Cabo San Lucas and a day-long visit to Ensenada departing January 6, 2020.
The schedule concludes with a 13-day Panama Canal Carnival Journeys cruise that departs San Diego February 1 and arrives in Miami February 14, 2020. Guests sailing on Carnival Journeys cruises enjoy unique on-board activities during which they can sample local cuisine and enjoy entertainment and cultural opportunities within the various ports of call. Activities focusing on topics such as photography, cooking, arts and crafts and celestial navigation, along with a 1980s-themed “Throwback Sea Day,” are also offered.
The announcement coincided with an event in which Carnival partnered with Operation Homefront to honor the brave men and women of the Armed Forces to host “Humor for Heroes,” a stand-up comedy performance by Workaholics star Adam Devine and two comedians from Carnival Punchliner Comedy Clubs at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego.
Devine, who last year performed several shows overseas for the USO, kept the crowd of more than 500 service members and families laughing throughout the hour-long show.
In recognition of its long standing partnership with Operation Homefront, Carnival Cruise Line donated $25,000 to help the organization fulfill its mission of building strong, stable and secure military families.