After being anchored for 16 months, Carnival Cruise Line announced the return of cruises from its ports around the country beginning in July, including the return of service out of Long Beach in August for vaccinated passengers.
The announcement Monday evening by Councilwoman Cindy Allen’s office adds a new twist to problems surrounding the Queen Mary, whose private operator, hired by the city, is in bankruptcy.
Absent from the Long Beach harbor nearly since the start of the pandemic, the 1,060-foot-long Carnival Panorama cruise ship is sailing home, set to return Tuesday morning after an eight-month absence.
The new 3,000-passenger Carnival Radiance is scheduled to start sailing in Long Beach in April.
Industry news sites reported two days ago the Inspiration had filed a voyage plan for Izmir, Turkey, near the site of a major ship scrapyard and recycling facility.
Friends of the Earth—which has garnered 2,460 signatures on the petition so far—is claiming a number of things, including an accusation that the public wasn’t properly notified about the project.
Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its official grand reopening of the Long Beach Cruise Terminal renovation and expansion on Saturday.
A symbolic “first nail” ceremony to launch Carnival Cruise Line’s multimillion-dollar renovation of the Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility took place this afternoon.
The City of Long Beach has signed an agreement with Carnival Cruise Line and Urban Commons to expand the Long Beach cruise terminal facility, allowing for larger ships in the future and enhancing terminal operations, Carnival Cruise officials announced yesterday.