(PRESS RELEASE)_LONG BEACH, Calif., Oct. 5, 2023 – As it continues its position as the leader in West Coast cruising, Carnival Cruise Line today opened for sale future sailings from Long Beach, Calif. on Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance and Carnival Firenze. The newly announced offerings include six- and eight-day itineraries on Carnival Panorama from May 2025 through April 2026 and feature a wider variety of options and destinations from Long Beach including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz and Ensenada. The new sailings can be seen here on Carnival.com..
“Long Beach is one of our top homeports, and now with the upcoming addition of Carnival Firenze, joining Carnival Panorama and Carnival Radiance in Long Beach, we’re able to further diversify our offering, welcome more guests aboard and give them more options from the West Coast,” said Fred Stein, Carnival’s vice president of revenue planning and deployment.
The new sailings feature a wide range of itineraries that visit the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico. The following is a sampling of what each ship will offer beginning in May 2025:
Carnival Firenze will offer four-day cruises visiting Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico as well as five-day Mexican Riviera cruises calling in Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. These cruises are now open for sale between the spring and fall months of 2025.
Carnival Firenze, named after the city of Florence, Italy, will join the fleet sailing from Long Beach in May 2024 as the second ship to showcase Carnival Fun Italian Style experiences, which debuted earlier this year with the arrival of Carnival Venezia sailing from New York. Carnival’s signature fun, friendly crew and many familiar venues complement several new, creative concepts – including Italian-themed restaurants, bars and entertainment – and beautiful, unique architectural designs that embody the ship’s namesake.
Carnival Panorama, which currently operates seven-day sailings, will now alternate between six- and eight-day itineraries departing Saturdays and Sundays. These sailings begin in the spring of 2025 and are now open for sale into the spring of 2026. The six-day sailings to Mexico will feature itineraries calling in Ensenada and two days in Cabo San Lucas while the eight-day cruises will sail guests to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.
Alternating three- and four-night cruises, nearly 50 new getaways to Ensenada, Mexico are available on Carnival Radiance from the spring to the fall of 2025. The ship’s three-day weekend cruises departing Fridays visit Ensenada while the four-day cruises call in Ensenada and add a stop in Catalina Island.
Cruises to the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico offer guests the chance to experience thrilling adventures and relaxing experiences alike, complemented by spectacular natural beauty and rich, immersive culture. Popular shore excursions enjoyed by thousands of guests year-round include a zipline adventure course that offers thrilling rides above the foothills of the Sierra Madre as well as an ATV ride that winds through the breathtaking Guadalupe Valley and its rolling country hills filled with vineyards and olive trees.
Additional 2025-26 itineraries from other Carnival homeports will be announced in the coming weeks.
For additional information on Carnival Cruise Line and to book a cruise vacation on Carnival, call 1-800-CARNIVAL, visit http://www.carnival.com, or contact your favorite travel advisor or online travel site
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