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Carnival Miracle Kicks off Year-Round Seven-Day Schedule from Tampa, Doubling Capacity at Port Tampa Bay

- Tampa, Fl.  (January 29, 2018) – Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle kicked off a year-round program of seven-day cruises from Tampa this past weekend, doubling the line’s capacity at Port Tampa Bay. 

Carnival Miracle will offer the only year-round, longer-length cruise program from Port Tampa Bay, offering a diverse mix of destinations.

Carnival Miracle joins Carnival Paradise which operates year-round four-to-eight-day voyages from Tampa to the Caribbean and Cuba. Together, Carnival Miracle and Carnival Paradise will carry an estimated 280,000 passengers annually from Tampa.

“We’re delighted that Carnival Cruise Line will have two year-round cruise ships dedicated to the Tampa market,” said Paul Anderson, President/CEO Port Tampa Bay. “It speaks to the record-breaking demand of passengers in the Tampa Bay area wanting to get on a Carnival cruise.”

“Carnival Cruise Line has been sailing from Tampa for nearly 25 years and we’re thrilled to add a second year-round ship to provide our guests with an even greater variety of fantastic cruise vacation choices from this convenient homeport,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “We would like to recognize our partners at Port Tampa Bay and the Tampa community, as well as our valued travel agent partners, for their efforts in making Tampa one of our most popular and successful embarkation ports,” she added.

On its week-long Tampa-based cruise program, Carnival Miracle departs Port Tampa Bay Saturdays or Sundays calling at four popular western Caribbean ports:  Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay (Roatan) and Belize.

For additional information and reservations, visit carnival.com.