The Alaskan cruising season is winding down as we approach September, but Carnival Corporation has something on the schedule for next year that deserves some attention. Carnival will offer a 14-day cruise from Long Beach, CA to Alaska. Carnival Miracle will depart Long Beach on September 2, 2017, and return September 16, 2017. This cruise is part of the Carnival Journeys program that features more enriching and unique itineraries.
Along the way, guests aboard this one-of-a-kind cruise will visit Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka, as well as Vancouver, British Columbia. The cruise will also feature the line’s first stop at Icy Strait Point, and a day of sailing Glacier Bay.
Guests will also enjoy special onboard experiences including Alaskan cuisine and enjoy local entertainment as well as multiple cultural opportunities at each port of call. This special Carnival Miracle cruise also offers great shoreside activities. Take a ride in a helicopter for a sightseeing tour like no other or choose an adventure a little closer to the ground like rainforest canopy tours to hiking or canoeing and kayaking expeditions. Onboard activities will include discussions on a wide range of topics of interest ranging from photography celestial navigation. According to Carnival, there will be 1980s-themed “Throwback Sea Day” as well. Could be fun…. Love Boat theme anyone?
Carnival Miracle, one of Carnival’s popular Spirit Class ships, now sails from Carnival’s Long Beach, CA base to the Mexican Rivera, Hawaii, and now Alaska. With accommodations for over 2,100 guests, Carnival Miracle offers an array of dining and entertainment options. Here’s what Carnival has to say about the ship.
“Escape from reality as you take in a show at the Phantom Lounge, a drink at Odyssey Bar or a dance at Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab. To lose yourself in a song, find your way to Sam’s Piano Bar. Hungry? You’ll find great food all over the place, from the casual fare of Horatio’s, to the artful eats of the Bacchus and Ariadne dining rooms… not to mention the world-class cuts at Nick & Nora’s Steakhouse.
At Alchemy Bar we make drinks into art, while the laid-back RedFrog Pub has ‘Caribbean cool’ down to a science. And up in SKYBOX Sports Bar, we’ve combined luxury-box comfort with the very down-to-earth view from the 50-yard line. Outdoors, there’s fun to be had, whether you’re down for a waterslide or up for simply sunning it up — Carnival’s Twister Waterslide has you covered (in water, that is), and the Serenity Adult-Only Area will get you relaxing, adult-style.
No matter your age, lifelong childhood-favorite games come to life, on-stage, at Hasbro, The Game Show. And don’t forget: the sweetest way to cap off the day is with a treat from Cherry On Top, our onboard candy-and-more store.”
The Bottom Line
This special Carnival Journeys Alaska itinerary is a unique opportunity see the beauty of Alaska via cruise ship. If you live in southern California, it’s also an opportunity to take an Alaskan cruise without the need to fly to Seattle or Vancouver to catch your ship. You can book this Carnival Miracle cruise online at Carnival.com or by contacting your favorite travel professional. If you’re a frequent flyer, don’t forget to check out your favorite airline’s cruise booking portal for opportunities to earn miles for booking this or any other cruise. Be sure to join Carnival’s loyalty program, the VIFP Club before you go or while on board.