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Carnival Freedom’s Week-Long Alaska Voyages from Seattle

Carnival Freedom will operate 21 Alaska cruises from the Port of Seattle April 27 to Sept. 22, 2021, departing every Tuesday.  Port calls on the week-long Glacier Route voyages include Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as Victoria, B.C., and scenic cruising of Tracy Arm Fjord.  There’s also an eight-day cruise featuring Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Victoria and cruising Tracy Arm Fjord.

Carnival Freedom offers a wide range of onboard amenities, including dining venues ranging from casual choices like Bonsai Sushi Express and Guy’s Burger Joint developed in partnership with Food Network star Guy Fieri to an elegant reservations-only steakhouse, along with a luxurious spa and a spectacular WaterWorks aqua park.  Hundreds of balcony staterooms and suites -- perfect for watching the passing scenery -- are available as well.

Prior to its Alaska program, Carnival Freedom will operate a 17-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal cruise from Galveston to Seattle April 10-27, 2021, with stops in Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.  Following its summer in Alaska, Carnival Freedom will reposition from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale with a 17-day Carnival Journeys Panama Canal sailing Sept. 22-Oct. 9, 2021, calling in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico before launching a winter schedule of six- and eight-day eastern and southern Caribbean cruises beginning Oct. 9, 2021.

Carnival Miracle’s Two- to 16-Day Voyages from San Francisco and San Diego

Carnival Miracle, which launches Carnival’s first-ever service from San Francisco in March 2020, will return to San Francisco in 2021 to operate a summer schedule of 10- and 11-day Alaska cruises that visit some of the region’s most beautiful and popular ports.  Ten-day cruises call at Juneau, Skagway, and Icy Strait Point or Ketchikan, Victoria, and scenic cruising of Tracy Arm while the 11-day cruises include calls in both Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan.  The ship will also operate a series of 16-day Carnival Journeys Hawaii cruises.  The program also includes unique four-day long weekend cruises to Ensenada.

Carnival Miracle will also sail from San Diego in 2021-22 offering two- to six-day voyages visiting a variety of destinations in Mexico and Baja California, including Ensenada, Catalina Island, and Cabo San Lucas, as well as a series of 15-day Carnival Journeys cruises to Hawaii. Carnival Miracle’s San Diego-based schedule runs from Oct. 3, 2021 to April 18, 2022.

For more information please contact your Mondo Travel Specialist on 0800 110 108.

Source: Francis Travel Marketing

 

submitted by -- Tony Terrill

Ireland’s ‘brilliantly bohemian’ Galway has been named one of the world’s top cities for travellers in 2020 by Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020 describes Galway as ‘arguably Ireland’s most engaging city’, where ‘brightly painted pubs heave with live music’ and ‘cafes offer front row seats to watch buskers perform’.

The Wild Atlantic Way destination features fourth in the list of top cities for 2020, behind Cairo, Washington DC and Salzburg, and ahead of the likes of Bonn, Vancouver and Dubai.

Galway’s exuberance will be supercharged next year by a string of events marking the region’s role as the 2020 European Capital of Culture. The events will start on 1 February with a week of celebrations in County Galway’s towns and villages, culminating in an opening ceremony in Galway city on Saturday 8 February 2020.

For more information on Galway and Ireland please contact your local Mondo Travel Specialist on 0800 110 108.

Source: Travelinc

submitted by -- Tony Terrill

Air New Zealand has just announced that it will axe its daily Los Angeles to London service from Oct 2020, the same month that the carrier plans to launch a non-stop 787-9 service between Auckland and New York.

NZ launched its London servicein 1982, and acting ceo Jeff McDowall says ending the carrier's service to the city was a hard decision to make.

From Oct 2020 NZ says it passengers 'will be able to travel year-round between Auckland and London with partner airlines via 12 gateways in Asia and the Americas, including New York'.

Source: Travel Today

submitted by -- Tony Terrill