For the first time, Carnival Cruise Line is going to offer round-trip cruises to Alaska from Long Beach, the company announced on August 24. The inaugural Alaska cruise aboard the Carnival Miracle, one of three Carnival vessels based in Long Beach, ships out on September 2, 2017.


The 14-day cruises will feature seven stops, including Alaska’s Icy Strait Point, which Carnival describes as “an unspoiled wilderness area offering some of the best whale and bear watching in the state and the world’s longest zip line.” The inaugural Long Beach-Alaska cruise will mark the first time a Carnival cruise liner has visited Icy Strait Point.


Other destinations include Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia and the Alaskan ports of Ketchikan, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka.


The cruise is part of the company’s Carnival Journeys series, which offers onboard enrichment courses and opportunities to engage with local cultures at ports of call. Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson Vance Gulliksen wrote in an e-mail that guests aboard the Alaska cruise will “enjoy unforgettable dining, entertainment and cultural opportunities” through the Carnival Journeys experience.


“This new 14-day Alaska cruise round trip from Long Beach not only offers a convenient means for our guests to visit the ‘Last Frontier’ but the longer length provides us with the opportunity to visit a greater variety of spectacular destinations, including our first-ever [stop at] Icy Strait Point and cruising Glacier Bay,” Gulliksen wrote.


Carnival Cruise Lines also offers trips to Hawaii, Ensenada and the Mexican Riviera from Long Beach.