With the departure of the Carnival Splendor from the Port of Seattle , Carnival launched its 23rd ship and became the first major U.S. cruise line to put its entire fleet to sea since the industry’s total lockdown began due to to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Carnival Splendor’s summer itineraries to Alaska are part of a three-ship deployment, along with Carnival Spirit from Seattle and Carnival Miracle from San Francisco to that Region.
“With Carnival Splendor commencing operations today from Seattle, Carnival Cruise Line is thrilled to have our entire fleet of 23 ships back in service, providing more opportunities for our guests to enjoy our signature fun while traveling to beautiful vacation destinations,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line .
Duffy added, “We are especially excited to expand our Alaska program this season with three ships bringing more than 100,000 guests, including more than 6,000 this week, from Seattle and San Francisco to Alaska’s stunning ports.”
To commemorate the line’s return to service from Seattle with Carnival Splendor, Carnival Cruise Line hosted its “Back to Fun” event at the Port of Seattle to officially welcome the first passengers aboard.
This sailing is one of 49 Alaska cruises that include Ketchikan calls; sitka; Skagway; Icy Strait Point; Victoria, BC; and a scenic cruise around Tracy Arm Fjord.
Beginning with the restart of service for the Carnival Vista on July 3, 2021, in Galveston, Carnival has completed the full return of its fleet in just 10 months.
Carnival operates from 12 US homeports, including Miami, Galveston, Port Canaveral, Long Beach, Baltimore, New Orleans, Tampa, Charleston, Jacksonville, Mobile, Seattle and San Francisco, giving guests a wide range of options of cruise ships
Additional seasonal service from Norfolk, Virginia and New York City will begin in May and June, respectively.