Cunard and P&O Cruises have extended the suspension of all voyages as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grow around the world. Both Carnival Corporation-owned lines will not set sail again until at least May 15th.
As a result of the continued impact of Covid-19, Carnival Corporation-owned Cunard and P&O Cruises will be suspending new cruises on its ships until April 11th.
Carnival Cruise Line will “pause” operations immediately across its fleet of ships based in North America. The organisation said it planned to resume sailings on Friday, April 10th.
Carnival Corporation will launch four new cruise ships in 2020 across four of its global cruise line brands. On the slipway are Iona for P&O Cruises UK; Enchanted Princess for Princess Cruises; Mardi Gras for Carnival Cruise Line; and Costa Firenze for Italian brand Costa Cruises.
Carnival Cruise Line has been forced to delay the inaugural sailing of Carnival Mardi Gras. The ship had been pencilled in to debut on August 31st next year, but will not now take to the water until November 14th, with the loss of eight planned itineraries.
Costa Cruises has taken delivery of Costa Smeralda, the brand’s first ship powered by liquefied natural gas. The handover ceremony was held at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, where the new flagship was built.
Costa Cruises and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri have celebrated the official float-out ceremony of Costa Firenze. The ship is the second for the brand designed and built specifically for the Chinese market.
Carnival Cruise Line has taken delivery of Carnival Panorama at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy. The ship becomes the 27th in the fleet and the third vessel in the popular Vista class.
The deal will see the formation of a joint venture to manage the existing cruise facilities on the island, and to design, construct and operate a new cruise port.
Carnival Corporation has officially begun construction of its first terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo. Building was launched with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives.
Under the agreement, Carnival Corporation will develop a new cruise port destination primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama, and construction of a new addition, including a pier, on the Bahamian island of Little San Salvador, home to Holland America Line’s Half Moon Cay port.
Carnival Cruise Line has welcomed a decision from the Miami-Dade County Commission to approve a proposal for a complete renovation of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami.