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Carnival Cruise Line Expanding Cruises in Four Regions

Carnival Cruise Line has more cruise ships (27) in their fleet than any other cruise line in the world. While Carnival offers more cruises to the Caribbean than any other cruise line, they are expanding in four regions over the next few years.

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Here is a look at the areas where Carnival Cruise Line is branching out and offer new cruises.

West Coast

Carnival Cruise Line is expanding on the West Coast. Not only will the cruise line be sending their first new cruise ship to the West Coast in 20 years in a few weeks, but Carnival is also offering their first ever cruises out of San Francisco.

Carnival Miracle will be launching Carnival’s first-ever service from San Francisco in March 2020 and will return in 2021 to operate a summer schedule of 10- and 11-day Alaska cruises that visit some of the region’s most beautiful and popular ports. In addition, to that, she’ll operate a series of 16-day Carnival Journeys Hawaii cruises and unique four-day long weekend cruises to Ensenada.

Carnival Miracle will also sail from San Diego from October 2021- April 2022 offering 2-6 day voyages visiting destinations in Mexico and Baja California, as well as series of 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises to Hawaii.

Carnival Freedom will offer sailings out of Seattle to Alaska beginning April 2021, making it the newest and largest Carnival ship to sail to Alaska. She will operate 21 Alaska cruises out of the Port of Seattle from April to September 2021. Prior to its Alaska program, she’ll offer a 17-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise from Galveston to Seattle with stops in Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Carnival Panorama, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship, will begin offering week long cruises out of Long Beach, California on December 14, 2019.

On top of all this, Carnival Imagination and Inspiration will continue to offer those short cruises out of Long Beach.


Carnival Legend goes to Europe on Carnival Cruise Line’s most comprehensive itineraries yet. The nine to 16-day cruises will visit 34 ports in 14 different countries, including destinations such as Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Greenland, and Iceland in summer and fall 2020.

Carnival Legend’s schedule will include:

  • 16-day Northern trans-Atlantic crossing from New York to London (Dover) from June 3-19, 2020.
  • Nine-day Norwegian Fjords round-trip from London, June 19-28, 2020.
  • Nine-day Western Europe from London to Barcelona, June 28 – July 7, 2020
  • Nine to 12-day Mediterranean sailings between Venice and Barcelona, July – October 2020.
  • 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Tampa, October 30 – November 15, 2020.

New York

Carnival Sunrise will offer four-day “long weekend” getaways to Bermuda as well as nine-day Caribbean and Cuba cruises from the Big Apple beginning May 21, 2020.

Carnival Sunrise will offer eight-day voyages visiting beautiful ports in the Caribbean and Bahamas from New York, ending the season with a 12-day Carnival Journeys partial Panama Canal transit from New York to Fort Lauderdale October 19-31, 2020.

Texas Expansion

Everything is bigger in Texas, and Carnival Cruise Line is no exception. Carnival Cruise Line announced a few weeks ago that they will have four ships homeported in Galveston year-round, Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, and Carnival Vista.

In May 2021 Galveston will be home to Carnival Radiance. In addition, Carnival Breeze will return to Galveston from Port Canaveral, becoming the newest and largest ship to offer short cruises from Galveston. Carnival Dream will shift to six and eight-day Caribbean cruises, while Carnival Vista will continue her popular week-long Caribbean cruises.

With these cruise four ships, Carnival Cruise Line will carry approximately 900,000 guests annually from Texas, more than any other cruise line. Passengers sailing from Galveston will now have even more destinations, amenities, and cruise durations to choose from with 235 five to 14-day sailings a year.

Get ready, as Carnival Radiance will receive an extensive 38-day bow-to-stern $200 million renovation next year that will add all of Carnival’s favorite food and entertainment options such as Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse, Bonsai Sushi, the first Big Chicken restaurant created by Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer, Shaquille O’Neal, newly transformed spaces including the water park, youth facilities, retail shops, Cloud 9 Spa, and so much more.

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