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Carnival Cruise Line today announced that for the first time, it will offer a series of cruises from San Francisco, with Carnival Miracle operating a diverse schedule that includes four- to 15-day voyages to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico in 2020.

The Carnival Miracle sails on the western Caribbean sea, headed to Cozumel, Mexico. The 960-foot-long liner can accommodate about 2,124 guests. Former Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is the ship's godmother. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

The Carnival Miracle sails on the western Caribbean sea, headed to Cozumel, Mexico. The 960-foot-long liner can accommodate about 2,124 guests. Former Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch is the ship’s godmother. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

Carnival Cruise Line to Offer First-Ever Series of Voyages from San Francisco Aboard Carnival Miracle in 2020; Line to Return to San Diego for Winter Cruises in 2020-21 / Photo © Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line to Offer First-Ever Series of Voyages from San Francisco Aboard Carnival Miracle in 2020; Line to Return to San Diego for Winter Cruises in 2020-21 / Photo © Carnival Cruise Line

Dr. Frankenstein's Lab discoteque is one of 16 bars and lounges in the Carnival Miracle, a 960-foot-cruise liner owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. The ship can accommodate 2,124 guests. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab discoteque is one of 16 bars and lounges in the Carnival Miracle, a 960-foot-cruise liner owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. The ship can accommodate 2,124 guests. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

The nine-deck-high Metropolis Atrium is a popular meeting point onboard the Carnival Miracle. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

The nine-deck-high Metropolis Atrium is a popular meeting point onboard the Carnival Miracle. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

Housed beneath the forward portion of Carnival Miracle's distinctive funnel is Nick & Nora's, the ship's alternative, fine-dining restaurant. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

Housed beneath the forward portion of Carnival Miracle’s distinctive funnel is Nick & Nora’s, the ship’s alternative, fine-dining restaurant. (Photo by Andy Newman/CCL)

Following strong reception to a previously announced program from San Diego in 2019, Carnival Miracle will also return to the port for a winter 2020-21 schedule of three- to 15-day voyages.

These deployments further bolster Carnival Cruise Line’s position as the West Coast cruise leader, carrying more passengers than any other cruise operator. That number will continue to increase with the debut of Carnival Panorama from Long Beach in December 2019, the first new Carnival ship on the West Coast in 20 years.

With the addition of San Francisco, Carnival operates from 19 North American homeports, providing a convenient and cost-effective means for its guests to get to and from their cruises.  Roughly half of the U.S. population is within a five-hour drive of a Carnival homeport.

“Carnival is the number one cruise operator from the West Coast, and these new programs from San Francisco and San Diego, as well as the deployment of the brand new Carnival Panorama from Long Beach, speaks volumes to our confidence in growing this important market,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Carnival’s Inaugural Schedule from San Francisco

Carnival’s first-ever schedule from San Francisco kicks off March 19, 2020, aboard Carnival Miracle, and will include four-day long weekend voyages to Ensenada departing Thursdays and returning Mondays throughout the spring and summer, as well as five-day and six-day cruises to Ensenada, Catalina Island and San Diego in the spring. 

The ship will also offer a summer schedule of 10-day Alaska cruises round-trip from San Francisco featuring a variety of popular destinations throughout the Last Frontier, including Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point as well as opportunities to visit Sitka and cruise Tracy Arm Fjord.  There’s also a special one-time 11-day Alaska cruise departing Aug. 9, 2020.

Exciting Longer Length Voyages

A 15-day Carnival Journeys Hawaii cruise round-trip from San Francisco departs April 16, 2020, calling at awe-inspiring destinations across the Aloha State, including Maui (Kahului), Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai, as well as a stop in Ensenada.

Prior to its West Coast deployment, Carnival Miracle will offer a 17-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal transit March 2-19, 2020, calling at Santa Marta and Cartagena, Colombia; and Limon, Costa Rica prior to the Panama Canal transit followed by calls at Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

Carnival Journeys cruises offer unique local culinary and entertainment experiences as well as special activities, including a 1980s-themed Throwback Sea Day.

Winter Schedule from San Diego

Carnival Miracle will operate a winter schedule of voyages from San Diego beginning Oct. 4, 2020.  The program includes convenient three-day getaways to Ensenada, four-day sailings to Ensenada and Catalina Island, and five-day departures that spend two full days in the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas.

Also offered are four 15-day Carnival Journeys Hawaii cruises round-trip from San Diego departing Oct. 16 and Nov. 28, 2020, and Jan. 9 and Feb. 20, 2021.  Featured ports include Hilo, Kona, Kauai (Nawiliwili), Maui (Kahului) and Honolulu, as well as stop in Ensenada, providing guests with a variety of landside experiences in this tropical Polynesian paradise.

Information source: Carnival Cruise Line

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