Half of Carnival’s Fleet Back in Service

Carnival Dream has resumed sailing from Galveston. - Photo by Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that half of its U.S. fleet of ships has officially come back into service. This announcement comes on the heels of Carnival Dream and Carnival Glory both resuming passenger operations on September 19, 2021. With the resumption of these two ships, there are now 11 Carnival vessels currently sailing from the U.S.

"Having half of our U.S. fleet back in operations provides positive economic impact in our homeports and port of call destinations, along with giving our guests their much-needed vacations and helping our crew support their families back home," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. "We couldn't have accomplished this without the support of our travel advisor partners, business partners and port and destinations partners."

The line first resumed cruising following an over year’s long suspension on July 3, 2021, with the restart of Carnival Vista. Since then, Carnival has resumed cruising from seven U.S. homeports including Miami, Galveston, Seattle, Port Canaveral, Long Beach, Baltimore, and New Orleans.

Earlier this month, the line revealed further plans to bring more of its fleet back into service this November and December. Carnival has announced that it will continue to meet the CDC’s standard of vaccinated cruises, and that guests for all sailings through December 2021 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.

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Read more about Carnival Cruise Line ships back in service with our Return to Cruising Ship Guide series. 

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