CCL Cancels More Sailings, “May Have No Choice” But to Homeport Offshore: Duffy

Carnival Cruise Line funnel.Carnival Cruise Line has extended its pause of operations from U.S. ports through 30JUN, 2021, as the CDC continues to enforce its Conditional Sailing Order.

In a video address last week, CCL president Christine Duffy emphasized the line’s commitment to sailing from the U.S. and said there were no plans to move Carnival ships away from their American home ports.

In a statement Tuesday, however, her outlook was less decisive.

“While we have not made plans to move Carnival Cruise Line ships outside of our U.S. homeports, we may have no choice but to do so in order to resume our operations which have been on ‘pause’ for over a year,” she said.

“We know that this is very disappointing to our guests who continue to be eager to sail, and we remain committed to working with the Administration and the CDC to find a workable solution that best serves the interest of public health. We are asking that the cruise industry be treated on par with the approach being taken with other travel and tourism sectors, as well as U.S. society at large.”

Tuesday, CCL’s luxury, sister brand Seabourn announced it is launching a series of sailings this summer from Greece.

Anna Kroupina

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Anna's day starts at 5:30 a.m. each morning to scour daily travel news headlines to find the most relevant stories for Canadian travel advisors. She contributes to writing the daily news and covers events. The Alberta Rockies, Hawaii and France's Provence region are among her favourite destinations. She's a proud cat mom and a terrible snowboarder.

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