Carnival Cruise Line has announced that, for the first time, it will offer a 14-day Alaska cruise roundtrip from Long Beach, California, in September 2017 onboard Carnival Miracle.
The itinerary, which is part of the line’s Carnival Journeys cruise enrichment series, will depart Long Beach September 2, 2017, and return September 16, 2017.
In addition to a full-day sailing Glacier Bay and Carnival’s inaugural call to Icy Strait Point, the 14-day cruise will call at Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka in Alaska, as well as Vancouver, British Columbia. Each of these destinations offers a rich history and culture, along with natural wonders including calving glaciers, fjords and native sea and animal life. A wide range of shore excursions – from helicopter flightseeing and rainforest canopy tours to hiking, canoeing and kayaking expeditions, and alpine lake snorkeling – will be available.
Guests sailing on the special 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise will also enjoy unique on-board experiences where they can sample Alaskan cuisine and enjoy local entertainment and cultural opportunities within the various ports of call. Activities focusing on a broad range of topics – everything from photography and cooking to arts and crafts and celestial navigation -- along with a 1980s-themed “Throwback Sea Day” will be offered, as well.
Carnival Legend will also offer 38 seven- and eight-day Alaska voyages in 2017 and 2018, including seven week-long Glacier Bay cruises next year -- the most voyages by Carnival to this region.
The seven- and eight-day voyages operate either round-trip from Seattle or from Vancouver to Seattle, visiting a variety of ports, including Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Victoria, BC, plus a full day cruising Tracy Arm Fjord or Glacier Bay.
Carnival Miracle and Carnival Legend offer a wide range of dining and entertainment choices, including an American steakhouse serving U.S.D.A. prime aged beef and other gourmet cuisine and the Caribbean-inspired RedFrog Pub. Kids can enjoy water slides and fun supervised programs catering to three age groups, as well as the line’s Seuss at Sea program with activities like the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time and more.