Carnival Cruise Line said it will deploy a second ship year-round
from Tampa, designating the Carnival Miracle for seven-night Caribbean cruises
from the port, starting in 2018.
Also, Carnival said it will put a bigger and newer ship, the
Carnival Splendor, in Long Beach to do seven-night Mexican Riviera cruises.
The 2,124-passenger Miracle will join the Carnival Paradise
in Tampa and will do extended stays in Cozumel, along with a broader array of
The 3,006-passenger Splendor will replace the Carnival Miracle,
joining the Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Imagination in Long Beach, where
Carnival is in the process of expanding its terminal.
The Splendor will sail a 13-day Panama Canal cruise
departing Miami on Jan. 14, 2018, and become the first Carnival ship to use the
new locks opened this year.
Carnival said the Splendor will also sail two 14-night roundtrip
Hawaii cruises in 2018 from Long Beach.