CCL-Carnival Cruise Line starts sailing from San Francisco CA with Carnival Miracle

   April 30, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

For the first time in its 50-year history, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line set sail from its newest homeport, San Francisco (California USA) on Thursday (April 28) with the 2,124-guest Carnival Miracle.

The line’s first-ever voyages over the spring & summer from San Francisco CA expanded its West Coast service offerings and strengthened its position as the cruise line embarking more passengers than any other operator from California USA.

Following an initial 4-day Baja Mexico voyage from the Port of San Francisco CA, Carnival Miracle will commence the first of a series of 11 ten-day Alaska trips featuring calls in Juneau, Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Sitka, Skagway, Victoria (BC Canada), and scenic cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord. 4- and 5-day Baja Mexico voyages will also be available, culminating with a 15-day Carnival Journeys voyage to Hawaii on September 15, 2022.

The company has been a presence on the West Coast for ~40 years, first cruising from Los Angeles (Long Beach-San Pedro, California) in 1979, and has operated a homeport in Long Beach for twenty years. Currently, Carnival Panorama and Carnival Radiance operate year-round from Long Beach and provide a range of itineraries to the Mexican Riviera.

Carnival Miracle cruise ship

In addition to establishing the San Francisco CA homeport, Carnival has expanded its West Coast presence with the largest Alaska deployment in its history - 3 ships will make a total of 49 departures this season out of Seattle WA and San Francisco to bucket-list destinations. The May 2 Alaska sailing from Seattle aboard Carnival Splendor will mark the return to service of the line’s full fleet of 23 liners, completing a successful restart of passenger operations.