Carnival To Offer Three Longer ‘Journeys’ Cruises In 2019
Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will offer three special longer-length ‘Carnival Journeys’ cruises in 2019, including a 24-day trans-Pacific crossing aboard Carnival Splendor and two voyages aboard Carnival Miracle – a 13-day Panama Canal transit and a 14-day Hawaii cruise.
The 24-day voyage is the longest single departure in the company’s history and marks the first time that Carnival will visit Guam, Vietnam and Malaysia on a North American departure.
Guests sailing on Carnival Journeys cruises enjoy unique onboard activities during which they can sample local cuisine and enjoy entertainment and cultural opportunities within the various ports of call. Activities focusing on topics such as photography, cooking, arts and crafts and celestial navigation, along with a 1980s-themed “Throwback Sea Day,” are also offered.
“We’re delighted to expand upon our itinerary choices with these three exciting Carnival Journeys, including an unforgettable 24-day voyage trans-Pacific transit featuring our first-ever calls to spectacular ports in the Far East,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
On the trans-Pacific crossing, Carnival Splendor will depart Long Beach, CA, on 5OCT, 2019 and arrive in Singapore 30OCT. The voyage will feature extended port calls at Maui and Honolulu before crossing the International Date Line, then visit Guam, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Carnival Miracle will operate a 13-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal transit that will depart Tampa on 29SEP, 2019, and arrive in Long Beach on 12OCT, positioning the vessel for a series of seven- and 14-day cruises from that port. The itinerary will include an overnight stay in Cartagena, Colombia; prior to the Panama Canal transit followed by calls at Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and Cabo San Lucas.
Carnival Miracle will also operate a 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise to Hawaii round-trip from Long Beach 19OCT to 2NOV, 2019, featuring stops at Maui, Honolulu, Kona and Hilo, along with a call at Ensenada, Mexico. The ship will also offer a series of seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach beginning 12OCT, 2019. The week-long voyages visit Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.
Kerry Sharpe Columnist
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.