(cruise news) Carnival Splendor heads to Long Beach

Splendid is how I feel!

Finally, a newer-ish ship returns to the Southern California cruise port of Long Beach. It’s been a long time since we have seen the likes of a ship like Carnival Splendor homeport in this region. Don’t get me wrong; we get a lot of ships between Los Angeles, Long Beach, and San Diego but the really good ones are the seasonal ships which only pass through during the offseason in the Winter months.

Below is the information about cruise news released by Carnival Corporation about Carnival Splendor. I can’t wait to set sail on her…

Carnival Adds New Year-Round Ship to Long Beach, CA: Carnival Splendor to Sail Weekly from Long Beach Beginning in 2018

Carnival Cruise Line will expand capacity by offering seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, Calif., beginning in 2018.

Before launching service from their new homeports, Carnival Splendor will sail Panama Canal and also operate unique 14-day Hawaii cruises round trip from Long Beach.

With these capacity increases, Carnival is offering a newer, larger vessel on the West Coast with Carnival Splendor.

“Long Beach is a highly convenient and popular homeports, and we’re delighted to provide our guests with exciting new year-round cruise vacation choices, ” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Week-Long Mexican Riviera Cruises Aboard Carnival Splendor

The 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor will launch a year-round schedule of seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach, beginning Jan. 27, 2018, replacing Carnival Miracle and representing a 41 percent capacity increase on the line’s week-long cruises from the West Coast.
Three different itineraries will be offered, each featuring stunning destinations along the Mexican Riviera. One itinerary visits Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, another spends two days at Cabo San Lucas and a full day in Puerto Vallarta, and a third overnights in Puerto Vallarta with a day-long call in Cabo San Lucas, as well. On these cruises, guests can relax on beautiful beaches, visit centuries-old historical sites and enjoy unforgettable dining and shopping experiences.
Carnival Splendor will join Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Imagination which both offer three- and four-day Baja cruises from Long Beach. With the addition of Carnival Splendor, the line will carry upwards of 700,000 guests annually from Southern California, operating nearly 250 three- to 14-day cruises a year.

Panama Canal and Hawaii Cruises
Carnival Splendor will also offer a special 13-day Panama Canal cruise departing Miami Jan. 14, and arriving in Long Beach Jan. 27, 2018, becoming the first Carnival ship to transit the newly opened Panama Canal locks and providing guests the opportunity to experience this engineering marvel firsthand. The cruise will visit Cartagena before the Panama Canal transit, then call at Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Carnival Splendor will operate two 14-day Carnival Journeys cruises to Hawaii round-trip from Long Beach – one departing Oct. 13, 2018, and the other Dec. 1, 2018, and visiting four breathtaking Hawaiian destinations – Maui, Honolulu, Kona and Hilo, as well as a call at Ensenada, Mexico.
A special 14-day Carnival Journeys cruise featuring a partial transit of the Panama Canal along with visits to Cozumel, Limon, Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao and Ocho Rios, will also be offered by Carnival Miracle round-trip from Tampa Dec. 2-16, 2018.
Guests sailing on Carnival Journeys cruises enjoy unique local dining and entertainment experiences and some shipboard-enrichment activities.


Share on Social Media