Carnival Cruise Line has announced further cancellations as it works toward plans for a possible July restart in the United States on select ships.
Carnival hopes to begin operating sailings on three ships from Florida and Texas, including Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze from Galveston, and Carnival Horizon from Miami.
In a statement the cruise lines said, if they can find a solution to allow cruise ships to visit Alaska, Carnival Miracle will assume some of Carnival Freedom’s departures from Seattle. Given that there is still some uncertainty their ability to operate these cruises, guests booked on those sailings who wish to make alternate summer vacation plans may cancel without penalty by 31 May 2021 and receive a full refund.
The company is cancelling sailings on all other ships through 30 July 2021. Guests whose cruises are cancelled are eligible for a future cruise credit (FCC) and onboard credit (OBC) or a full refund.
Commenting, Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We continue to have constructive discussions with the CDC but still have many questions that remain unanswered. We are working diligently to resume sailing in the U.S. and meet the CDC guidelines.”
“We sincerely appreciate the continued patience and understanding of our guests and travel advisor partners and will share additional information as quickly as we can.”
Separately, late last week Carnival notified its guests that Carnival Splendor’s pause out of Sydney was extended another month, as it cancelled sailings from 19 August to 17 September 2021.