CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announces major itinerary 2021 changes

   January 25, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line released plans for additional cruise ship deployments as the company continues to refine its phased-in approach to a return to passenger operations for 2021, resulting in ship-specific cancellations and movements.

Related to drydock refurbs for the ships Magic, Paradise and Valor, CCL postponed their restarts through November 2021. Voyages on Carnival Magic out of Norfolk (September 29 through October 30), Carnival Paradise from Tampa (June 5 through October 28) and Carnival Valor from NOLA New Orleans (September 16 through October 28) have been cancelled.

The planned homeporting of Carnival Miracle in San Diego is suspended until further notice. All CCL departures from San Diego available for sale through April 2023 are now cancelled, with the exception of 7 itineraries to Hawaii, which are rescheduled with homeporting in Long Beach/Los Angeles.

The drydocking of Carnival Radiance have been moved to September 2021, with scheduled arrival to Long Beach in November.

Following Carnival Miracle's repositioning to Long Beach (, the ship will assume the 3-4-day itineraries for Carnival Radiance from May 3 through November 1, 2021, as well as the 7x Hawaiian "Carnival Journeys". Carnival Miracle will launch a new program of 4-5-day voyages to Mexico during winter (November 2021 through April 2023).

Carnival Magic cruise ship

CCL is now advising travel agents and guests of the changes.

Where possible, US West Coast booked customers are being accommodated in a transfer to Miracle (from Radiance) or the retention of the Hawaiian itinerary through homeport Long Beach instead.

Carnival will eventually run a 3-ship fleet from Port Long Beach: Carnival Panorama (7-day Mexican Riviera), Carnival Radiance (3-4-day year-round deployment) and Carnival Miracle (4-5-day Mexico and 14-day Hawaii during winter).