SEATTLE — Carnival Cruise Line has kicked off its weekly Alaska cruises, with the Carnival Miracle departing the Port of Seattle yesterday, July 27.
Following a ‘Back to Fun’ ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially welcomed guests back onboard, the ship set sail for a weeklong cruise featuring stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, as well as a full day cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.
“We are delighted to resume our Alaska sailings and offer guests an opportunity to experience all the beauty of the Alaskan coast while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “The restart of cruising in Alaska has such a dramatic, wide-reaching impact on the state and on behalf of Carnival.”
Carnival Miracle is the line’s fourth ship to return to guest operations following the resumption of service of Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze from Galveston, and Carnival Horizon from Miami. Mardi Gras, the line’s newest ship, sets sail from Port Canaveral on July 31. Additional ships will resume service in August and by mid-October, 15 Carnival ships – more than half its fleet – will be operating.