Carnival Cruise Line expanded the "Carnival Journeys" enrichment series with an additional 13 cruises that last 12 to 14 days and will sail in 2018 and 2019. The new voyages add to the previously announced nine- to 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises departing in this year and next.
Passengers sailing on Carnival Journeys voyages sample regional cuisine and enjoy entertainment and cultural opportunities at the various ports of call. Activities focus on a broad range of topics -- everything from photography and cooking to arts and crafts and social media -- along with a 1980s-themed "Throwback Sea Day."
"Our Carnival Journeys cruises have proven enormously popular with guests who enjoy both unforgettable landside experiences and one-of-a-kind onboard enrichment activities that this unique program offers," said Carnival President Christine Duffy. "We're thrilled to expand Carnival Journeys with these 13 new voyages that showcase some of the world's most captivating destinations."
Here are the 13 new Carnival cruises:
Carnival Splendor: a 14-day Alaska cruise roundtrip from Long Beach Aug. 25 to Sept. 8, 2018, visiting Hubbard Glacier, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, as well as Victoria, British Columbia.
Carnival Breeze: a 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage departing Galveston Sept. 16, 2018, and arriving in Port Canaveral Sept. 30, 2018, calling at Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica and St. Maarten.
Carnival Splendor: three 14-day Hawaii cruises roundtrip from Long Beach departing Oct. 13, 2018, Dec. 1, 2018, and Jan. 12, 2019, visiting Maui (Kahului), Honolulu, Kona and Hilo.
Carnival Freedom: a 14-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Galveston Oct. 27 to Nov. 10, 2018, visiting Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba, Curacao and Cartagena, Colombia, prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Limon (Costa Rica) and Cozumel, Mexico.
Carnival Breeze: a 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage operating roundtrip from Port Canaveral Nov. 3 to Nov. 17, 2018, with stops at St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St. Maarten, Tortola and San Juan.
Carnival Pride: a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Baltimore Nov. 4 to Nov. 18, 2018, calling at Grand Turk, Aruba, Curacao, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten.
Carnival Ecstasy: a 12-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Charleston, South Carolina, Nov. 10 to Nov. 22, 2018, featuring Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and San Juan.
Carnival Miracle: a 14-day Panama Canal voyage roundtrip from Tampa Dec. 2 to Dec. 16, 2018, visiting Cozumel and Limon prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Cartagena, Aruba, Curacao and Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Carnival Pride: 14-day Southern Caribbean voyage roundtrip from Baltimore Jan. 6 to Jan. 20, 2019, visiting St. Thomas, Antigua, Grenada, Dominica, St. Maarten, San Juan and Grand Turk.
Carnival Sunshine: a 13-day Southern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from Port Canaveral Jan. 12 to Jan. 25, 2019, calling at Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Amber Cove.
Carnival Freedom: a 14-day Southern Caribbean sailing roundtrip from Galveston Jan 19 to Feb. 2, 2019, featuring Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire and Cartagena prior to a partial transit of the Panama Canal followed by Limon and Cozumel.
Carnival Journeys activities are crafted to match each itinerary in the areas of dining, entertainment, team member connections and enrichment, all infused with the lineâs spirited brand of fun.
These experiences include:
Authentic Eats: Partnering with destination restaurants and chefs, Carnival Journeys participants enjoy onboard cooking demonstrations in which these culinary artists recreate their signature dishes and traditional cuisines from their country. Participants also have an opportunity to dine at the chef's restaurant ashore and accompany the chef as he or she visits markets to choose ingredients for meals featuring regional specialties.
Local-tainment: From calypso, soca and Goombay to colorful folkloric entertainment, Carnival Journeys participants get an up-close look at their destinations through performances taking place either off the ship or onboard.
Academy of Fun: Through these educational enrichment sessions, Carnival's shipboard experts lead exploration of topics ranging from cooking and arts and crafts to digital photography and social media.