Carnival Extends Pause in U.S. Operations Until MAY, Delays Mardi Gras Launch
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship, Mardi Gras, has been delayed to 29MAY.

Carnival Cruise Line has extended its pause in U.S. departures through 30APR, 2021, and cancelled Australian operations through 19MAY, 2021. 

The cruise line has also cancelled the European itineraries for Carnival Legend, which were to operate from MAY to 31OCT, and moved the start date for its new ship, Mardi Gras, to 29MAY. Mardi Gras is scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral.

“Our guests and travel agent partners continue to express their loyalty to Carnival and their desire to get back on our ships as soon as they can, and we are heartened by the booking demand and activity we continue to see,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“We are certainly committed to welcoming them back as quickly as possible, but unfortunately we have determined it’s going to take a while longer, and the situation in Europe will also impact Mardi Gras’ departure to the U.S., and Carnival Legend’s itineraries in Europe.”

Carnival says affected guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their options for a future cruise credit and onboard credit package, or a full refund.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ’s newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she’s new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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