Carnival Returns to San Diego with Miracle

By ,   June 30, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

San Diego cruise port is back as a hub for Carnival Cruise Line

The Miami-based line announced that its 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle redeploys to the city in late 2019 for a 3-month season of Hawaii and Mexico cruises. The cruise ship is currently based in Tampa FL

Carnival Miracle cruise ship

Carnival has history with voyages from San Diego that goes back over a decade. The cruise line first offered seasonal cruises out of San Diego in 2005 and eventually started operating from the port city year-round. However, in 2012 Carnival pulled out of San Diego as it pursued an expanding strategy in Australia. Carnival Spirit, the line's ship originally deployed to San Diego, was sent to Australia and has since been joined part of the year by Carnival Legend. A 3rd Carnival liner, the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor, will head to Australia next year.  

Carnival Miracle kicks off its new deployment in San Diego December 1, 2019 with a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise. 

Ship’s San Diego-based program also includes two 5-day trips to Mexico that feature 2 days in Cabo San Lucas (departing December 22, 2019 and January 12, 2020) and two 3-day Mexico getaways bringing a day call at Ensenada (departing December 27, 2019 and January 3, 2020).

Additional itineraries include a 4-day New Year’s trip to Mexico departing December 30, 2019 and a 6-day cruise with 2 days in Cabo San Lucas and a day-long call at Ensenada departing January 6, 2020.

The deployment also features 2 longer-length cruises of 14 and 15 days to Hawaii, beginning December 8, 2019 and January 17, 2020.

The schedule finishes with a 13-day Panama Canal trip from San Diego departing February 1, 2020 which ends in Miami.