Following the CDC’s decision to extend its no-sail order for cruise operations in the U.S., Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled cruises from all U.S. homeports except Miami and Port Canaveral for NOV and DEC 2020.
While operations from Miami and Port Canaveral in NOV and DEC are still not certain, Carnival says it is focusing its initial return to service from those two homeports.
While cruises currently scheduled for NOV and DEC from those two homeports remain in place for the time being, the cruise line is providing those guests the ability to voluntarily cancel their reservation and receive a combination future cruise credit and onboard credit, or a full refund.
“As we have said throughout this pause, our return to operations will be gradual and phased in. And while we are not making any presumptions, once cruising is allowed, we will center our initial start-up from the homeports of Miami and Port Canaveral,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we serve remain the cornerstone of our plans and decisions. The patience and support of our guests and travel agent partners have been a huge motivation to our team as we have worked through this unprecedented situation and we are dedicated to getting back to operations when the time is right.”
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