Carnival Cruise Line Announces Additional U.S. Restart Plans
Carnival Cruise Line today shared its next wave of plans for cruise ship restarts for November and December 2021. Currently, eight Carnival Cruise Line ships are operating with passengers. Additional ships from the line are scheduled to resume in September and October.
This next round of restarts from Carnival includes the following:
- Carnival Valor will follow Carnival Glory in New Orleans with four- and five-night sailings starting on Nov. 1, 2021.
- Carnival Legend will restart Nov. 14 out of Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, which restarts guest operations from Baltimore Sept. 12, 2021. Pride will move its homeport to Tampa following a Panama Canal repositioning cruise.
- Carnival Radiance will have a new maiden voyage date of Dec. 13, 2021 out of Long Beach.
- Carnival Pride's new service from Tampa is scheduled to start on Nov. 14, 2021.
- Carnival Conquest's restart from Miami on Oct. 8 has been rescheduled to Dec. 13, 2021.
- Carnival Sensation's Oct. 21 restart from Mobile has been moved to Jan. 2022.
"We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven U.S. homeports by mid-November," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "We are making slight adjustments to our timeline to take into account supply chain realities and ensure that our destination and shore excursion offerings can meet the strong demand we are seeing from our guests. Our teams, ship and shore, are prepared to continue delivering on our great guest experience and manage all health and safety protocols."
Carnival has announced that it will continue to meet the CDC’s standard of vaccinated cruises, and that guests for November and December 2021 sailings will need to present proof of both vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test at check-in. A small number of capacity-restricted exemptions will be granted for children under 12 and other guests who cannot be vaccinated.
Additionally, Carnival is working to set up mobile pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its homeports as a backup alternative for vaccinated guests who aren't able to make arrangements for testing prior to sailing. In addition, guests will be asked to wear masks in most indoor venues of the ship where people congregate.
Full details about all Carnival Cruise Line health and safety protocols can be found at: Have Fun. Be Safe.