Carnival Kicks Off San Diego Winter Sailing Season

Carnival Cruise Line returned to the Port of San Diego recently to launch a winter schedule of three- to 15-day voyages aboard Carnival Miracle, marking the line’s first departure from the port in seven years.

The cruise schedule began with a seven-day sailing to the Mexican Riviera, and features a range of durations and destinations, including: three-day weekend getaways visiting Ensenada Dec. 27 and Jan. 3; five-day voyages departing Dec. 22 and Jan. 12 that spend two days in Cabo San Lucas; a four-day New Year’s Baja Mexico cruise featuring Catalina Island and Ensenada departing Dec. 30; a six-day cruise featuring two days in Cabo San Lucas and a day-long visit to Ensenada departing Jan. 6; three longer-length Carnival Journeys adventures, including 14- and 15-day Hawaii cruises visiting destinations throughout the Aloha State departing Dec. 8 and Jan. 17, respectively, along with a 13-day Panama Canal sailing from San Diego to Miami Feb. 1-14, offering a unique opportunity to transit through the Panama Canal in addition to visiting destinations in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Colombia.

“We’re delighted to return to the Port of San Diego to offer this diverse schedule of convenient and attractive voyages for our guests,” said Fred Stein, Carnival’s vice-president of revenue, deployment and itinerary planning. “The West Coast is an important and fast-growing market for Carnival and these departures from San Diego provide guests a wide array of exciting cruise choices with stops along Baja Mexico, the Mexican Riviera and Hawaii.”

Carnival Miracle will return to San Diego to operate another winter schedule in 2020-21.