Carnival moving sailings from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to Miami

We received an email from Carnival this morning. I couldn't imagine that our 2022 cruise would be canceled this far out. Nope! Just changing the port of embarkation. So I went to the web site and selected cruise from Fort Lauderdale. No cruises were available. I find this interesting. Anyone else have information on Port Everglades?

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I am sorry to hear about that experience, I hope they can do something about it.

I had a similar thing done to me- change of port, change of ship and change of itinerary. CCL are still dickering with their operations. Stay tuned- the world is ever changing.

If we had planned to sail out of Miami, we would still be flying into FLL. I am just curious as to why the port is being avoided. I will probably look into it once I think my PVP isn't overwhelmed with the latest cancellations.

Might have something to do with only using 1 port because of current ongoing conditions. The other port might be down temporary untill things pick up again.

I considered that. But clear into April of 2023, seems like a long delay. Plus there are no future cruises listed out of FLL. Again not worried so much as curious. Our next scheduled cruise is out of FLL, but on Princess. So we will pay close attention.

My TA told me Carnival will operate 2 ships in Nov (do not know which), but one from Miami the other from Port Canaveral. 2 & 5 day test trips. And all booked with 50% capacity. Anyone else hear this?

I hadn’t heard two ships. Just two ports for the beginning of the “new” cruise scheduled.

She said that if Nov goes well, Dec/Jan cruise lengths will get increased. As everyone has heard, RCG elected to sit out test cruises in Nov, but apparently will start Dec if Carnival is successful.

Perhaps it is a cost-cutting measure, to consolidate their operation for the time being, so logistically they are not as stretched out? it could also add to a negligible amount of fuel savings, since Port Everglades to Miami is about 25-30 miles by sea, so 2 hours or so of sailing time. Nassau is also about 10 miles closer to Miami. It could just be little numbers like that, not to mention streamlining suppliers(depending on their location). I would imagine cutting 1 port could potentially save Millions of dollars over the course of a year.

Have you heard anything about mask requirements from Princess? We want to book something but not if they mandate masks. And if we reserve then cancel if they do require, I don’t want to lose my deposit.

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