Two Carnival cruise ships transit the Panama Canal for new deployments. Offering a unique experience during the two re-positioning cruises. The ships in question are Carnival Splendor and Carnival Miracle, both different class vessels. Let’s take a look at the Panama cruises.
Carnival Cruise Ships Transit Panama Canal
To begin sailing from new homeports Carnival Splendor and Carnival Miracle transited the Panama Canal offering guests a rare experience on a Carnival cruise ship. The 3,006 passenger Carnival Splendor departed PortMiami for the last time on its 13-night voyage which included sailing through the Canal and across Gatun Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. The ship is arriving at its new homeport in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 2018.
The Carnival Miracle which is a 2,124 passenger Spirit class ship departed its homeport in Los Angeles for the last time on a 14-night itinerary including a sail through the Panama Canal which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The Carnival cruise ship will arrive at its new homeport in Tampa, Florida on January 27.
New Carnival Ship Itineraries
The Carnival Splendor will begin its new deployment sailing 7-day itineraries to the Mexican Riviera starting from January 27. The ship will also offer longer voyages to Alaska and Hawaii which will increase capacity on these routes. The ships new homeport will be in Long Beach. The ship is 113,000 gross tons and the only ship in its class in the Carnival fleet.
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Carnival Miracle will start its new service from Port Tampa Bay offering 4-day to 14-day cruises. The vessel will sail the Caribbean offering the only year-round longer-length cruise program from the city in Florida. The ship is 88,500 gross tons and can carry 2,100 guests at double occupancy.