Carnival Cruise Line announces plan to phase-in service

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a plan to resume their North American service this summer in phases.

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Starting Aug. 1, a total of eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral, and Galveston will begin service. Alongside this plan, Carnival’s pause in operations will be extended in all other North American and Australian markets through Aug. 31.

Elements of this plan include:

  • All North American cruises from June 27 to July 31 will be canceled
  • Starting Aug. 1, cruises will resume on the following ships:
    • Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista
    • Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic, and Carnival Sensation
    • Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation
  • Other than the ports mentioned above, all other North American and Australian homeport cruises will be canceled through Aug. 31
  • All Carnival Spirit Alaskan cruises from Seattle will be cancelled, as well as the Carnival Spirit Vancouver-Honolulu cruise on Sept. 25 and the Honolulu-Brisbane transpacific cruise on Oct. 6
  • All Carnival Splendor cruises in Australia from June 19 – Aug. 31 will be canceled

Those guests who are impacted and their travel advisors are being notified by email, along with being offered options for a combined future cruise credit and onboard credit package, or a full refund. Booked guests can make their choice online, which will eliminate the need to contact Carnival’s customer service line — which is still operating in a work-from-home setting.

“We will use this additional time to continue to engage experts, government officials and stakeholders on additional protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,” said Carnival Cruise Line in a statement. “We appreciate the understanding and support of our guests and travel agent partners and look forward to welcoming them on board as the environment for travel and tourism improves.”

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