Carnival Cruises as this week extended the pause in U.S. cruise embarkations until 31 October 2020. In a statement, the operator said that it has informed guests and travel advisors that we have cancelled all cruises scheduled to embark between 1 October and 31 October 2020.
Guests are being offered an enhanced value package of a future cruise credit and onboard credit, or a full refund.
If conditions in the U.S. change and short and modified sailings are possible, the industry may consider an earlier restart, and we would consider that as well. In the meantime, we will continue to work with public health and government officials to finalize enhanced health and sanitation protocols and procedures that will guide our eventual return to service.
We thank our guests for their continued patience and support as we work through these difficult decisions. When the time is right, our terrific onboard team will be waiting to welcome our guests back to give them the great vacation they deserve.