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GALVESTON, Texas – Carnival Cruise Line announced Thursday that it is expanding its offerings in Galveston by bringing a fourth ship, Carnival Miracle, to the port that will offer nine-, 10-, 11- and 12-day sailings from fall 2024 through spring 2025.

“We’ve always offered a great variety of cruises from Galveston, but by adding a fourth Carnival ship to its Galveston homeport and sailing these longer itineraries, we’re giving our guests great new choices, especially for those looking to experience a broader selection of beautiful ports of call and more time to enjoy time at sea,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Galveston is one of our top home ports, and with the arrival of Carnival Jubilee and the new Carnival Miracle voyages, it will only growing in popularity among our guests.”

Carnival Miracle will move from San Francisco to Galveston on October 1, 2024, operating a Carnival Journeys voyage visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Cartagena, Colombia; and a transit to the Panama Canal.

Once in Galveston, Carnival Miracle will offer a series of 19 cruises beginning October 16, 2024. A selection of some of the new itineraries now open for sale include:

  • Nine-day exotic Western Caribbean sailing departure 16 October 2024, with stops in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico.

  • 10-day sailing on the Panama Canal departure 15 November 2024, with a stop in Cozumel, Mexico; Limon, Costa Rica; Colon, Panama (and Panama Canal tours); and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan.

  • 11-day exotic Caribbean sailing departure 25 November 2024, with a visit to Montego Bay, Jamaica; Amber Cove; Grand Turk; Princess Cays and Nassau, Bahamas.

  • 12-Day Carnival Cruises Southern Caribbean Sailing departs on January 26, 2025 and visits Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Aruba; Bonaire; Curacao; Cozumel, Mexico.

Full information about Carnival Miracle’s new sailings from Galveston can be found here.

Carnival said the 2,200-guest Carnival Miracle recently completed a drydock where Carnival’s new red, white and blue livery was added to the ship’s hull. Carnival Miracle features many of the cruise line’s venues, from Guy’s Burger Joint to the BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog and Alchemy bars, as well as WaterWorks Aqua Park and The Punchliner Comedy Club.

Carnival said Carnival Miracle will further diversify Carnival’s distribution from Galveston, joining Carnival Breeze, which offers four- and five-day cruises; Carnival Dream, which sails mostly six- and eight-day cruises, and the new Excel-Class Carnival Jubilee with a rollercoaster, which arrives in December to begin weeklong sailings in the Western Caribbean.

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