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Carnival Cruise Line Expands West Coast Cruise Options From Long Beach

Carnival Cruise Line Expands West Coast Cruise Options From Long Beach

Carnival will offer new itineraries departing from Long Beach, California, including the unveiling of the upcoming Carnival Firenze.

Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled a host of new cruise options departing from Long Beach, California. Future sailings include itineraries on Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance, and the upcoming Carnival Firenze, offering cruisers a broader range of choices and destinations from the West Coast.

The newly announced cruises will run from May 2025 through April 2026 and include Mexican ports of call including Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz, and Ensenada.

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“Long Beach is one of our top homeports, and now with the upcoming addition of Carnival Firenze, joining Carnival Panorama and Carnival Radiance in Long Beach, we’re able to further diversify our offering, welcome more guests aboard and give them more options from the West Coast,” said Fred Stein, Carnival’s VP of Revenue Planning and Deployment, in a press release.

Carnival’s new cruises from Long Beach

The newly introduced itineraries will offer a variety of choices, allowing guests to explore the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico. Here’s a glimpse of what each ship will offer, starting in May 2025:

Carnival Firenze

The new Carnival Firenze will sail four-day cruises visiting Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico, as well as five-day Mexican Riviera cruises with stops in Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. These sailings are now available for booking, covering the spring to fall months of 2025.

Carnival Firenze will join the fleet in May 2024 (image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

Named after the city of Florence, Italy, Carnival Firenze will join the fleet in May 2024 as the second ship to showcase the brand’s Carnival Fun Italian Style experiences. These experiences made their debut earlier this year aboard Carnival Venezia, sailing from New York. Carnival’s signature venues will be complemented by Italian-themed restaurants, bars, and entertainment.

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Carnival Panorama

Carnival Panorama, currently operating seven-day cruises, will now alternate between six- and eight-day itineraries departing on Saturdays and Sundays. These sailings will begin in the spring of 2025 and are available for booking through the spring of 2026.

Carnival Panorama will sail six- and eight-day cruises to Mexico (image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

The six-day cruises to Mexico will include stops in Ensenada and two days in Cabo San Lucas, while the eight-day voyages will take guests to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta.

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Carnival Radiance

Carnival Radiance will offer nearly 50 new getaways to Ensenada, featuring alternating three- and four-night cruises during the spring and fall of 2025. Three-day weekend cruises, departing on Fridays, will visit Ensenada, while four-day cruises will also include a stop in Catalina Island in addition to Ensenada.

Carnival Radiance will offer nearly 50 new getaways to Ensenada (image courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

These cruises to the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico provide passengers with an opportunity to enjoy adventure and relaxation while surrounded by stunning natural beauty and immersive culture. Popular shore excursions include a zipline adventure course with thrilling rides above the Sierra Madre foothills and an ATV ride through the picturesque Guadalupe Valley, known for its vineyards and olive trees.

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Carnival Cruise Line plans to announce additional 2025-26 itineraries from other homeports in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to Should Be Cruising for the latest updates!

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Carrie Ann Karstunen