CARNIVAL SHUFFLES THE DECK DOWN UNDER

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The Carnival Miracle is remaining in the American cruise market after all

In something of an about face, Carnival has announced that the Carnival Miracle will not now go to China in 2018 after all.

Instead, the ship- currently cruises from Long Beach to the Mexican Riviera (see my recent blog for a look at the Carnival Miracle) will remain in the North American market after all.

She will be replaced, after a fashion. Her current, Sydney based sister ship- Carnival Spirit- will leave Australia for a seasonal deployment to China over the winter of 2017-18, marking the first actual deployment of a Carnival ship from that country. She will return to Australia in the spring of 2018.

Meanwhile, plans for the permanent deployment of Carnival Splendor from Chinese ports in 2019 are unaffected.

This is something of an astute move on the part of Carnival. It will obviously take far less time to redeploy a vessel from Australia to China, rather than sailing another from the west coast of the USA. And, with the Mexican Riviera run slowly reviving in popularity, the Carnival Miracle is starting to carve herself out a bit of a popular reputation on the west coast as well.

No, the new moves make sense all round. It also leaves Carnival Pride on the east coast USA as the only other Spirit class vessel sailing in American waters.

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4 thoughts on “CARNIVAL SHUFFLES THE DECK DOWN UNDER”

  1. You have an error in reporting per the statement: “She will be replaced, after a fashion. Her current, Sydney based sister ship- Carnival Pride- will leave Australia for a seasonal deployment to China over the winter of 2017-18…” This should read ‘Carnival Spirit’ instead.

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      1. You’re welcome! Thank you for the great article! I probably wouldn’t have noticed had I not sailed on Carnival Spirit on her last Alaska cruise prior to relocating to Australia, and have a Panama Canal cruise scheduled on Carnival Pride next February.

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  2. My muse is the Chinese market is still unexplored potential and given RCCL is placing the Ovation of the Sea then that with other ships might be a test the waters by Carnival
    Also this market has its own expectations so I am not sure how passengers satisfaction will be managed

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