Carnival Cruise Line in Alaska

Carnival Cruise Line opens more sailings in 2025

SEATTLE — Carnival Cruise Line has opened more sailings for the 2025-26 season that include Alaska voyages on two of its ships.

Carnival Spirit and Carnival Luminosa will sail to The White Continent from Seattle beginning in spring 2025. In addition, several Carnival Journeys cruises aboard the two ships are also opening for sale, including a transatlantic sailing from Barcelona, Spain to Miami and a 29-day transpacific voyage from Brisbane, Australia to Seattle that features several stops in Japan.

“The wildlife, well-preserved natural wonder, the incredible experiences on shore and the welcoming locals are just some of the reasons why Alaska cruises are so popular with guests, and also why they tend to book quickly,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “These two ships will also build on our popular Carnival Journeys program, making more truly bucket-list destinations available on opposite sides of the world – with Carnival Luminosa’s amazing 29-day transpacific voyage visiting Japan and Carnival Spirit’s two cruises ahead of Alaska season, which will take the ship from Barcelona to Miami and then from Miami to San Francisco.”

Here are a few highlights of the 2025-26 season:


  • Alaska sailings: Seven-day Alaska sailings will depart every Thursday on Carnival Luminosa beginning on May 1, 2025 and continue through Sept. 11, 2025. After departing Seattle, the ship will cruise Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.
  • Carnival Journeys: Ahead of its Alaska season, Carnival Luminosa will depart Brisbane, Australia on April 3, 2025 on a 29-day transpacific sailing to Seattle, with several unique visits in between, including Okinawa, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Hakodate and Kushiro in Japan, as well as Anchorage, Juneau and Ketchikan in Alaska. 

To view all sailings available aboard Carnival Luminosa, click here.


  • Alaska sailings: Carnival Spirit’s Alaska season offers 21-week-long sailings that depart Seattle and cruise Tracy Arm Fjord and stops in Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska as well as Victoria, B.C. The sailings begin April 14, 2025 and continue through the summer, with the final departure on Sept. 9, 2025. The ship will also sail an eight-day cruise departing May 5, 2025 that adds Icy Strait Point as a port of call.
  • Carnival Journeys: Ahead of its Alaska season, Carnival Spirit will offer two Carnival Journeys cruises. The first is a 14-day transatlantic cruise that departs March 16, 2025 from Barcelona and arrives in Miami, with visits in Malaga and Cadiz, Spain, as well as Ponta Delgada, Azores and Bermuda. The second is a 15-day cruise from Miami to Seattle departing March 30, 2025, transiting the Panama Canal and visiting Cartagena, Colombia; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Carnival Spirit will conclude the Alaska season with a 10-day roundtrip Carnival Journeys Alaska cruise that departs Seattle on Sept. 16, 2025 and visits seven destinations, including Tracy Arm Fjord, Skagway, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan in Alaska, as well as Victoria, B.C. Following its Alaska season, Carnival Spirit will set sail on a 15-day roundtrip Carnival Journeys cruise to Hawaii from Seattle, departing Sept. 26, 2025 and visiting Honolulu, Oahu; Kahului, Maui; Nawiliwili, Kauai; and Hilo in Hawaii, as well as Victoria, B.C. The ship will also sail from Seattle to New Orleans on a 16-day Panama Canal cruise that departs Oct. 11, 2025. The itinerary includes visits to Cabo San Lucas and Puntarenas, then transits the Panama Canal before stopping in Cartagena, Colombia. 

To see all sailings aboard Carnival Spirit click here

The Carnival Journeys program of longer cruise itineraries first launched in 2015, offering guests more opportunities to see the world, from ocean crossings and Panama Canal transits, to special sailings that feature destinations in the Caribbean, Greenland, Hawaii, New Zealand, Japan, Tahiti, Southeast Asia and Alaska. Since its launch, more than 330,000 Carnival guests have sailed on a Carnival Journeys cruise. The program now offers more variety than ever before, with more than 85 upcoming and available cruises sailing more than 230,000 guests from now through 2025.

Additional 2025-26 deployment details will be announced soon, with more itineraries becoming available in the coming weeks.

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