Port San Diego CA announced the start of its 2019-2020 cruise season, that will feature the seaport’s long-term cruise company partners Disney and Holland America, as well as the return of CCL-Carnival.
The new season officially began on September 10 with the arrival of Le Soleal, a luxury ship from the French company, Ponant. Le Soleal is cruising to Sea of Cortez on a 2-week voyage. This season, San Diego has a total of 104 cruise calls scheduled, up from the 92 last season. Those 104 calls will bring around 338,000 passengers, up from 295,000 last season.
Disney will offer 16 departures out of San Diego, beginning October 4 with the "Halloween on High Seas Baja Cruise". Voyages on MS Disney Wonder are 2-night, 4-night and 5-night Baja itineraries, 7-night Mexican Riviera, a 14-night "Very Merrytime" Panama Canal Cruise and a 5-night "Pacific Coast Cruise".
A new element to the season is the return of Carnival (since 2011) which homeports here Carnival Miracle (beginning December 1, 2019) for 12 roundtrips. Itineraries include 7-day Mexican Riviera; 14 and 15-day Hawaiian Islands, 3--4-5-6-day Baja Mexico and a 13-day "Panama Canal", among others.
Holland America's homeporting in San Diego include itineraries that vary from a 28-day "Incan Empires" and a 28-day "Hawaii, Tahiti and Marquesas" to Mexican Riviera and California Coastal voyages. As call port, in 2019-2020 San Diego will be visited by vessels from the fleets of Celebrity, Crystal, NCL-Norwegian, Oceania, Phoenix Reisen, Princess, RSSC-Regent, Viking Ocean, Windstar.
San Diego is California’s 3rd busiest cruise port - following Long Beach and Los Angeles. Each San Diego roundtrip results in an average USD 2 million in economic impact to California.