Coronavirus: Carnival Cruise Line cancels all US sailings through February 2021, some through March

Carnival Cruise Line cancels all US sailings through February 2021, some through March

Carnival Cruise Line announced Wednesday that it has canceled all planned sailings in U.S. waters through the close of January, with select markets not resuming service until the end of February and at least one idled through March 26.

Wednesday’s announcement came less than two weeks after parent company Carnival Corp. confirmed its North American cruise line brands would continue the “pause in operations, suspending cruise voyages between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.”

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The latest cancellations represent Carnival Corp.’s flagship line’s ongoing efforts to achieve compliance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Oct. 30 “Conditional Sailing Order,” USA Today reported.

Click here to read the complete order.

“We are committed to meeting the CDC requirements and keeping our guests and business partners informed of our progress,” Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a prepared statement.

According to KTVH, cruises aboard the Carnival Legend that embark from Tampa, Florida, have been canceled through March 26, and the following markets will see their sailings suspended through at least the close of February:

• Baltimore

• Charleston, South Carolina

• Long Beach, California

• Mobile, Alabama

• Jacksonville, Florida

• New Orleans

• San Diego

Meanwhile, Carnival announced that when it does resume sailings in 2021, Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, will be the first markets to reopen, followed by Galveston, Texas.

“In total, 16 Carnival ships are currently following the CDC process for an eventual resumption of guest service in the U.S. in 2021, including Carnival Conquest, Dream, Ecstasy, Elation, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Miracle, Panorama, Pride, Sensation, Sunrise, Sunshine and Vista. Mardi Gras, which is under construction in Finland, will also enter service in 2021,” the company stated.

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