Carnival Cruise Ships Arriving Back to U.S. West Coast

Miami has all the fun lately, but not today! Carnival Miracle arrived in Long Beach, California, today, while Carnival Panorama is currently not far from Cabo San Lucas and has also set a course to Long Beach, which you can track on our cruise ship tracker.

Californians, you can rejoice; you will soon have a view of two Carnival ships in the Port of Long Beach. The rest of us can also be happy; after many months of speculation and uncertainty, we finally see progress towards a resumption of cruising. Mind you; we are not there just yet.

Months Of Preparation Ahead

The CDC’s Framework for safe sailing set an unprecedented amount of protocols and regulations in place that the cruise lines will need to adhere to. For ships arriving in the United States like Carnival Miracle and Carnival Panorama, the process of complying starts now.

There are many regulations to fulfill for the cruise line to receive the nod to go sailing with guests. While you would imagine ships would be OK to arrive in port empty, there are even strict regulations for the vessels to disembark their crew:

  • A COVID-19 response plan that is complete and accurate.
  • No confirmed cases of COVID-19 for 28 days
  • If the ship has received ship-to-ship transfers, the crew must have come from a ship that had no confirmed cases of COVID-19 or COVID-like illness within the 28 days before the transfer occurred.
  • If land-based crew embarked, they were immediately quarantined for 14 days upon embarking the ship.

The CDC has even set up a special page on its website to see which ships have complied with the regulations. This comes on top of the technical and regular frameworks the vessels also need to comply with.

Carnival Panorama Cruise Ship
Photo Credit: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Miracle Will Soon Be Off To Mexico

So while the ships and people onboard have lots of work to look forward to before sailing resumes, there is plenty to look forward to once this happens. Carnival Miracle is looking for a full summer of sailing to the Mexican Riviera.

Also Read: 12 Ways to Experience the Carnival Miracle Cruise Ship

The vessel will be doing several 2-3-4 and 5-day voyages from San Diego and San Francisco, California, to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. If you need a few days in the sun to have fun, these are the cruises for you!

Carnival Panorama Has Even More In-Store

Carnival Panorama will be sailing from the Port of Long Beach, California, this summer on several 6-7 and 8-day voyages to the Mexican Riviera. The vessel will be calling on Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, and will also call on Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan,

Not only will Carnival Panorama be doing some great voyages this summer. Next summer, the vessel will also participate in a once-in-a-lifetime Carnival Sailabration to celebrate the line’s 50th birthday on March 11, 2022.

If you book a Carnival Sailabration, expect your ship to meet up with a sister ship in the middle of the ocean while the crew throws a massive party for all onboard.

Related: 21 Reasons You Should Take a Carnival Panorama Cruise

Each ship will be throwing its party on the Lido deck, where the cast will join the ship’s band and DJ for a completely rockin’ celebration, sing-alongs to classic tunes you love, which will end with a special nighttime show at sea.

We might not be on a ship right now or for the coming months, there is certainly enough to look forward to. As more and more ships return to port, we can look forward to many epic trips up ahead!

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