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Carnival Inspiration Launches Year-Round Three- and Four-Day Cruises From Long Beach, Calif.

Posted on: December 19th, 2011 - Press Releases

CARNIVAL INSPIRATION LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND THREE- AND FOUR-DAY CRUISES FROM LONG BEACH, CALIF.

 

World’s Most Popular Cruise Line Continues to be Number One Choice for West Coast Cruise Departures Based on Passengers Carried

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration will launch year-round short cruises from Long Beach, Calif., this afternoon when it departs on a sold-out four-day voyage to Catalina Island and Ensenada.

Carnival Inspiration provides an exciting new choice on this popular itinerary which encompasses three-day cruises departing Fridays to Ensenada and four-day cruises departing Mondays to Ensenada and Catalina Island.  Previously, this itinerary was operated by the Carnival Paradise, which has been redeployed to Tampa.

The 70,000-ton Carnival Inspiration underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar refurbishment as part of the line’s “Evolutions of Fun” enhancement program and includes such innovations as a WaterWorks aqua park with a 300-foot-long water slide, 82-foot-long racing slides and a water spray area, a Serenity adults-only retreat, a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area and numerous other features.

Carnival Inspiration also includes a nine-hole miniature golf course, a 12,000-square-foot spa, a jogging track, and spacious facilities and supervised programming for children in three age groups (Camp Carnival for two- to 11-year-olds, Circle “C” for kids ages 12-14, and Club O2 for the 15- to 17-year-old set). 

The ship also offers 12 lounges and bars, including a multi-level theatre showcasing lavish production shows, along with three restaurants, including two full-service dining rooms with extensive menus and wine lists and a 725-seat casual poolside eatery with a seemingly endless array of casual offerings, including a Mongolian wok venue with custom-made stir fries, a rotisserie, pasta- and meat-carving stations, a New York-style deli offering piled-high sandwiches, a 24-hour pizzeria with seven kinds of pies, and expansive buffets featuring different cuisines from around the world.   A patisserie serving specialty coffees and sweets and a sushi bar offering Asian delicacies are also available.

Carnival Inspiration joins the 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor which operates seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises from Long Beach. 

Carnival is the West Coast cruise leader and is the only company to operate two ships from California on a year-round basis.  Together, the Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Splendor are expected to carry 400,000 guests on an annual basis – more than any other cruise operator.

Reservations are currently being accepted for both the Carnival Inspiration’s three- and four-day Baja cruises, as well as the Carnival Splendor’s seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages.

For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

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