Two Carnival cruise ships, Carnival Splendor and Carnival Miracle, arrived at their new homeports earlier today after re-positioning cruises took them through the Panama Canal.
During the cruises, guests had the unforgettable opportunity to transit the Panama Canal – one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World – and sail across Gatun Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, while visiting spectacular ports in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.
Upon its arrival in Long Beach, the 3,006 passenger Carnival Splendor will operate seven-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera, as well as longer length voyages to Alaska and Hawaii from Long Beach, increasing capacity on these routes by 41 percent.
With the launch Carnival Miracle’s four- to 14-day cruises from Port Tampa Bay, Carnival Cruise Line is doubling its capacity at the port and further bolstering its position as the Caribbean cruise leader. The 2,124 passenger Carnival Miracle will offer the only year-round longer-length cruise program from Tampa, Florida.
Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Splendor passing through the Panama Canal