Carnival Cruise Line began its weekly Alaska cruises from Seattle today and the company held a “Back to Fun” ribbon-cutting ceremony officially welcoming guests back on board.
Carnival Miracle set sail this afternoon from the Port of Seattle for a weeklong cruise with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway, as well as a full day cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.
Commenting, Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We are delighted to resume our Alaska sailings and offer guests an opportunity to experience all the beauty of the Alaskan coast while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.
“The restart of cruising in Alaska has such a dramatic, wide-reaching impact on the state and on behalf of Carnival I would like to personally thank our partners at the Port of Seattle for their tremendous efforts in making our resumption of service a reality.”
Captain Vito Giacalone, added: “To say that these past 16 months have been challenging would be an understatement and we’re so excited to welcome our guests on board again and provide them with the incredible Carnival vacation they’ve been waiting for.”
Carnival Miracle is the line’s fourth ship to return to guest operations following the resumption of service of Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze from Galveston and Carnival Horizon from Miami. Mardi Gras, the line’s newest and most innovative ship, sets sail from Port Canaveral 31 July. Additional ships will resume service in August and by mid-October 15 Carnival ships – more than half its fleet – will be operating.