Line has canceled additional voyages in the early months of 2021 as it works to
meet requirements to resume operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
suspended U.S. cruises for the remainder of this year, the cruise industry
giant said Wednesday Nov 18 it has canceled all voyages from U.S. homeports
through January 31, as well as sailings from Baltimore, Charleston,
Jacksonville, Long Beach, Mobile, New Orleans and San Diego through February
28, and embarkations on Carnival Legend out of Tampa through March 26.
It continues with its plan to meet the requirements of the Framework
for Resuming Cruise Ship Operations Order
The cruise line
said it continues to build and implement its plan to meet the requirements of
the Framework for Resuming Cruise Ship Operations Order issued on October 30 by
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In the process of building a phased in approach to resume guest
operations, with focus initially on Miami and Port Canaveral
Carnival said it
is in the process of building a gradual, phased in approach to resume guest
operations, which will focus initially on Miami and Port Canaveral, to be
followed by Galveston. Consistent with CDC protocols, Carnival Horizon arrives
in Miami this week, and Carnival Breeze will be the next ship back to the U.S.
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 at Meyer Turku in Finland, will also enter service in 2021.
Carnival had previously cancelled certain other itineraries on four ships
(Magic, Paradise, Valor, and Victory/Radiance) that are scheduled for required
dry docks in the first half of 2021, with the plan to return them to operations
after maintenance work and upgrades are completed.
previously cancelled operations in Australia through March 2, 2021.