Carnival Cruise Line has finalised plans to return to guest operations from Port of Galveston on July 3rd with Carnival Vista. This will be followed by the return of Carnival Breeze on July 15th.
The line said it anticipates beginning able to operate sailings on three ships from Florida and Texas, including Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze from Galveston, and Carnival Horizon from Miami.
Carnival Cruise Line has joined members of the Federal Maritime Commission, Galveston city and port officials at the Port of Galveston to highlight the economic impact of cruising in Texas.
A number of cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation, including Seabourn and Holland America Line, have revealed a new wave of cancellations in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to the blanket suspension of operations until April, Carnival has confirmed Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise and Carnival Valor will not now return from dry dock until November this year.
Carnival Cruise Line has extended its pause in United States departures until at least April 30th. At the same time, Australian operations have been cancelled until May 19th.
When Mardi Gras begins guest operations in April, the 180,000-gross-ton vessel will be the most innovative ship in North America as it will be the first ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas.
Carnival said it needed more time to build and implement a plan to meet the requirements for resuming operations issued by the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention.
Carnival Cruise Line has notified guests and travel agents that it is cancelling the remaining cruises for the six total ships operating from PortMiami and Port Canaveral for November.
Carnival Cruise Line has opened bookings for Carnival Celebration, its latest ship. The vessel, the next Excel-class ship and sister to Carnival Mardi Gras, will take to the water from late 2022.
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the sale of Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination. Both had previously been put on long-term lay-up status and removed from published itineraries.
There is still no sign of a significant return for the cruise industry, with Carnival Cruise Line the latest line to postpone a resumption of operations.