Monday, January 21, 2019

Carnival Cruising from San Francisco

By Karen Robes Meeks

Carnival Cruise Line is preparing to launch a series of voyages leaving from San Francisco, Calif., for the first time in its 46-year history.

Throughout the 2020 spring and summer months, Carnival will offer four-day long weekend jaunts to Ensenada departing on Thursdays and five-day and six-day cruises to Ensenada, Catalina Island and San Diego.

On April 16, Carnival Journeys will depart on a 15-day Hawaii cruise round-trip from San Francisco, with stops in Maui (Kahului), Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, and Kauai.

Carnival is also planning 10-day round-trip to Alaska with stops in Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point, as well as Sitka and Tracy Arm Fjord. A one-time 11-day Alaska cruise leaving San Francisco on Aug. 9, 2020 will also be available.

“These deployments further bolster Carnival Cruise Line’s position as the West Coast cruise leader, carrying more passengers than any other cruise operator,” the company said. “That number will continue to increase with the debut of Carnival Panorama from Long Beach in December 2019, the first new Carnival ship on the West Coast in 20 years.”