Carnival Cruise Line is providing one thing it virtually by no means does: a cruise to Japan.
The world’s second-largest cruise model introduced Wednesday that its 4,008-passenger Carnival Panorama would function a one-time voyage from Lengthy Seaside, California, to Yokohama, Japan (the port for Tokyo), on Aug. 22, 2024.
The journey will likely be unusually lengthy for a Carnival crusing —18 nights — and convey calls in each Alaska and Japan because the ship arcs across the prime of the Pacific basin on its solution to Yokohama.
Because it sails up the coast of Alaska, the ship will go to Ketchikan, Endicott Arm Fjord, Sitka and Icy Strait Level. Calls in Japan will embody the northern ports of Kushiro and Aomori. The itinerary contains 11 sea days, plus a day of scenic cruising in Endicott Arm.
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The voyage comes as Carnival repositions Carnival Panorama to Asia for a month for an undisclosed motive. No cruises are at present scheduled for the ship in September 2024.
After the monthlong keep in Asia, Carnival Panorama will return to North America by the use of one other unusual-for-the-brand itinerary introduced Wednesday: a 25-day transpacific voyage from Singapore to Lengthy Seaside.
The latter journey will start Oct. 12, 2024, and brings stops in Phu My, Vietnam (the port for Ho Chi Minh Metropolis); Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Guam; and the islands of Oahu and Maui in Hawaii because the vessel sails eastward throughout the Pacific to California.
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Such far-ranging itineraries are extraordinarily uncommon for Carnival, which is understood for its deal with brief cruises out of U.S. ports. Practically all the road’s ships sail out of U.S. ports. The one common exceptions are a small variety of vessels deployed in Australia to supply cruises aimed on the native market; sometimes, the road will provide one-off cruises from European ports.
Among the many ships Carnival deploys to Australia is its 3,012-passenger Carnival Splendor, which additionally will function two unusually lengthy itineraries in 2024.
Along with asserting the lengthy Carnival Panorama sailings Wednesday, Carnival stated Carnival Splendor would function a 15-night voyage from Sydney to Singapore on July 21, 2024, that might convey two stops in Indonesia along with a number of calls in Australia.
The ship will make a return voyage of 16 nights to Sydney on Aug. 24, 2024, which additionally will convey a number of stops in Indonesia.
As of Thursday morning, fares for the 18-night crusing to Japan began at $1,979 per particular person, not together with taxes and charges. Fares for the 25-night crusing from Singapore to California begin at $1,359 per particular person.
The lengthy sailings to and from Singapore on Carnival Splendor begin at $755 per particular person.
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