Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy welcomed 2020 Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Year Quarterback Justin Herbert to Carnival Miracle, highlighting Carnival’s standing as the cruise line of choice for all rookies.

With 14 U.S. homeports, Carnival prides itself on being accessible to half the U.S. population in a five-hour drive or less. In combination with a variety of short-itinerary options, numerous dining, entertainment and accommodations choices, and competitive pricing, Carnival is often the first stop for cruise rookies to try the best vacation option on land or sea. And then once they experience all that Carnival has to offer – including the friendliest crew in the industry – many are loyal Carnival cruisers for life.

Herbert joined Duffy in front of Carnival Miracle at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, just miles away from where football fans will gather for the big game. Carnival is the number one cruise operator on the West Coast with three ships – Carnival Radiance, Panorama and Miracle – offering three- to 15-day cruises to Mexico and Hawaii from the Port of Long Beach.

With 19 ships already in guest operations and its remaining three U.S.-based ships scheduled to resume by March, Carnival continues to implement a rigorous set of public health protocols focused on the health, safety and well-being of its guests, crew and the communities it visits. All Carnival voyages are vaccinated cruises, all guests must show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of boarding, masks are worn by all guests and crew in virtually all venues of the ship, as well as other enhanced health and safety measures that can be found on its Have Fun. Be Safe. page on

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