CCL-Carnival is the first major USA cruise line to get entire fleet back to passenger operations

   May 3, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

With the departure of Carnival Splendor out of Port Seattle (Washington USA) on Monday, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line celebrated the restart of its entire fleet and became the first major line in the United States to achieve the milestone.

Carnival Splendor is the 23rd/final CCL liner to welcome passengers back onboard after the line’s resumption of cruising from the United States in July 2021.

Vacationers departed from Seattle (Washington USA) on Monday, May 2, on an 8-day Alaska voyage, completing a successful restart of passenger operations and setting the pace for the rest of the United States cruise industry.

Splendor’s Alaska summer itineraries are part of a 3-ship deployment, along with Carnival Spirit out of Seattle WA and Carnival Miracle out of San Francisco CA – the largest-ever program the cruise company has sailed to Alaska.

To commemorate the return to service from Seattle with Carnival Splendor, CCL hosted its “Back to Fun” event in Seattle to welcome the first passengers onboard. 

Carnival Splendor cruise ship

Monday’s departure is one of 49 Alaska cruises. Destinations include Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Ketchikan (Revillagigedo Island), Sitka (Baranof Island), Skagway, Victoria BC (Vancouver Island, BC Canada), and scenic cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord.

Beginning with Carnival Vista restarting on July 3, 2021, in Galveston TX, CCL completed its full fleet return in 10 months.