If you’ve ever dreamt of setting sail into the stunning vistas of the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico from the iconic shores of Long Beach, California, your dreams are about to come true. Carnival Cruise Line is offering travellers an enticing array of new deployment options from the picturesque shores of Long Beach, California. Future sailings are now officially open for sale, with exciting itineraries aboard Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance, and the soon-to-debut Carnival Firenze.

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Carnival Cruise Line unveils new cruise options from Long Beach, California. Sailings on Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance, and the upcoming Carnival Firenze are now open for sale. Destinations include Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, La Paz, and Ensenada. Carnival Firenze, named after Florence, Italy, introduces the “Carnival Fun Italian Style” experience. Carnival Panorama’s alternating itineraries offers six- and eight-day journeys to Mexican Riviera destinations from May 2025 to April 2026. Carnival Radiance offers nearly 50 getaways to Ensenada, Mexico, with three- and four-night options.

Cruising Diversity: Carnival Panorama’s Six- and Eighth-Day Itineraries

Carnival Panorama, renowned for its seven-day sailings, is ushering in a new era of cruising by introducing alternating six- and eight-day itineraries. Departing on both Saturdays and Sundays, these journeys will be available from spring 2025 through to spring 2026. The six-day itineraries will transport passengers to the enchanting locales of Ensenada and the mesmerizing Cabo San Lucas, offering two full days to explore this Mexican gem. Meanwhile, the eight-day cruises promise an immersive experience, with stops in Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Mazatlán, and Puerto Vallarta.

Carnival Firenze: An Italian Touch on the High Seas

For those seeking a taste of Italian charm on the ocean waves, Carnival Firenze is your answer. Named after the iconic city of Florence, Italy, this vessel is scheduled to dock in Long Beach in May 2024. It will be the second Carnival ship to bring the “Carnival Fun Italian Style” experience to life, following the successful launch of Carnival Venezia from New York earlier this year. Expect the same Carnival-friendly crew and beloved venues, alongside new, creative concepts, Italian-themed restaurants, bars, and entertainment options. The ship’s unique architectural design beautifully mirrors its namesake, offering travellers a slice of Italy in the heart of the Pacific.

Carnival Radiance: Ensenada Beckons

Carnival Radiance is set to provide nearly 50 new getaways to the coastal haven of Ensenada, Mexico, from spring to fall in 2025. This vessel offers alternating three- and four-night cruises, catering to travellers seeking flexibility. Three-day weekend cruises, departing on Fridays, offer a quick escape to Ensenada, while the four-day cruises add an additional stopover in the picturesque Catalina Island, adding a dash of variety to your voyage.

Exploring the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico

The new sailings from Carnival Cruise Line provide a plethora of possibilities for travellers. Whether you’re in search of thrilling adventures or serene moments, the Mexican Riviera and Baja Mexico offer something for everyone. Imagine soaring above the Sierra Madre foothills of a zipline adventure or embarking on an ATV ride through the breathtaking Guadalupe Valley, with its rolling countryside, vineyards, and olive trees.

Carnival Cruise Line’s expansion of offerings from Long Beach is set to offer travellers an incredible range of choices for experiencing the vibrant culture, natural beauty, and diverse attractions along the West Coast.