As part of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s year-long 50th birthday celebrations, the company's Carnival Miracle departed Port Los Angeles (Long Beach California) on Sunday, February 20, marking the first of its 17 Sailabrations cruises.
The commemorative sailings run through March 10 and feature at-sea ship meetups, along with special programming and entertainment.
Carnival Miracle welcomed ~2,000 passengers during embarkation to a birthday party with music and decor. Once onboard, the fun went on with a 50th Birthday Bash Sailaway Party.
On March 5, 2022, Carnival Miracle is expected to meet up with Carnival Radiance in Baja Mexico, outside of Ensenada, to host one of the largest birthday parties at sea.
CCL restarted sailings from Long Beach in August 2021 and will have the entire fleet back in service by the 2022 summer. The company is the leader in cruising from the West Coast, with 3 ships: Miracle, Panorama, and Radiance departing from Long Beach.
Carnival Cruise Line has been a presence on the West Coast for ~40 years, operating week-long sailings from Southern California in the 1980s as well as introducing short cruises in the mid-1990s.