Carnival Cruise Line Aims for Potential July Restart on Select Ships, Cancels More Sailings
Carnival Cruise Line today announced they are making plans on a possible July restart in the United States on select ships out of Texas and Florida. In conjunction with this news, the line confirmed additional cancellations through the end of July for many of its previously scheduled sailings.
In ian official announcement, Carnival states that it “hopes to begin operating sailings on three ships from Florida and Texas, including Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze from Galveston, and Carnival Horizon from Miami.” These ships are currently slated to sail a variety of Western and Eastern Caribbean itineraries, making port stops in the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Jamaica, and Grand Cayman.
Additionally, the line is still working to find a solution to sail in Alaska for the upcoming 2021 season. If they are able to find a solution, the Carnival Miracle will assume some of Carnival Freedom's departures from Seattle. Carnival will allow guests booked on those sailings who wish to make alternate plans to cancel without penalty by May 31, 2021, and receive a full refund.
The company is canceling sailings on all other ships through July 30, 2021, and plans to restart operations out of the United States in August. Guests whose cruises have been canceled are eligible for a future cruise credit and onboard credit, or a full refund.
"We continue to have constructive discussions with the CDC but still have many questions that remain unanswered. We are working diligently to resume sailing in the U.S. and meet the CDC guidelines," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "We sincerely appreciate the continued patience and understanding of our guests and travel advisor partners and will share additional information as quickly as we can."
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