Carnival Cruise Line will sail the Carnival Freedom in Alaska in 2021, operating week-long voyages from Seattle. Starting in April, 2021, the Freedom will join the Carnival Miracle, which will operate 10- and 11-day Glacier Route cruises in Alaska from San Francisco beginning in May 2021.
“Alaska is a bucket-list destination that offers a unique combination of fascinating wildlife and unique cultural and sightseeing opportunities. We’re delighted to provide our guests with even more opportunities to choose fun as they experience and explore the beauty and majesty of Alaska,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
The Freedom will operate 21 Alaska cruises from Port of Seattle from April 27 to Sept. 22, departing every Tuesday. Port calls on the Glacier Route voyages include Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria, and scenic cruising of Tracy Arm Fjord. There is also an eight-day cruise featuring Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Victoria and cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.
Prior to its Alaska program, the Freedom operates a 17-day Panama Canal cruise from Galveston to Seattle from April 10-27, with stops in Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.
Following its summer in Alaska, the Freedom will reposition from Seattle to Ft. Lauderdale, with a 17-day Panama Canal sailing Sept. 22-Oct. 9, then launching a winter schedule of six- and eight-day eastern and southern Caribbean cruises beginning Oct. 9.
Carnival Miracle, which launches Carnival’s first-ever service from San Francisco in March 2020, will return to San Francisco in 2021 to operate a summer schedule of 10- and 11-day Alaska cruises. Ten-day cruises call at Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point or Ketchikan, Victoria, and scenic cruising of Tracy Arm, while the 11-day cruises include calls in both Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan. The ship will also operate a series of 16-day Carnival Journeys Hawaii cruises. The program includes four-day-long weekend cruises to Ensenada.
The Miracle will also sail from San Diego in 2021-22, offering two- to six-day voyages visiting destinations in Mexico and Baja California, including Ensenada, Catalina Island and Cabo San Lucas, as well as series of 15-day cruises to Hawaii. The Miracle’s San Diego-based schedule runs from Oct. 3, 2021, to April 18, 2022.
Source: Cruise Industry News
About Carnival Freedom
|Length:||952 ft (290.2 m)|
|Beam:||116 ft (35.4 m)|
|Decks:||13 (14 is the top, 13 was skipped)|
|Installed power:||Six diesel-electric generators (Wärtsilä 12V46C)|
|Speed:||21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph) (service)|
22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph) (maximum)