Carnival Cruise Line cancels all US sailings until February, some into March 2021

Carnival Cruise Line, the flagship line of cruise giant Carnival Corp., has canceled all of its planned sailings in U.S. waters until February and some sailings into March, the line said in a release provided by spokesperson Vance Gulliksen. 

The announcement comes as the cruise line “continues to build and implement its plan to meet the requirements” of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Conditional Sailing Order,” which was issued Oct. 30.

“We are committed to meeting the CDC requirements and keeping our guests and business partners informed of our progress,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a statement.

All cruises from U.S. homeports between Jan. and Jan. 31 have been canceled. The line also canceled cruises from Baltimore; Charleston, South Carolina; Mobile, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Long Beach, California; San Diego and New Orleans through Feb. 28 and all embarkations on Carnival Legend departing from Tampa, Florida, through March 26, according to the release.

Carnival also shared that it is in the process of creating a “gradual, phased in” approach that will begin with cruises departing from Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, which will be followed by Galveston, Texas. 

“Consistent with CDC protocols, Carnival Horizon arrives in Miami this week, and Carnival Breeze will be the next ship back to the U.S.,” Carnival added. “In total, 16 Carnival ships are currently following the CDC process for an eventual resumption of guest service in the U.S. in 2021, including Carnival Conquest, Dream, Ecstasy, Elation, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Miracle, Panorama, Pride, Sensation, Sunrise, Sunshine and Vista. Mardi Gras, which is under construction in Finland, will also enter service in 2021.”

Carnival canceled previous sailings into the spring months on four ships in the U.S. and paused operations in Australia through March 2, 2021.

Source: Read Full Article