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.
Carnival Corporation has announced two moves within its global leadership team as part of a broader effort to enhance operations and prepare for the eventual resumption of cruising.
Carnival Cruise Line has delayed the debut of Mardi Gras until 2021. Set to become the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the western hemisphere, itineraries had been planned from November 14th.
Carnival Cruises has revealed plans to return to limited sailing from August. However, outside of a handful of ships, further cancellations have also been confirmed.
Carnival Cruise Line has been forced to suspend further sailings following a new ‘no sail order’ from the Unites States Centres for Disease Control & Prevention. No ships will now sail until June 27th at the earliest.
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.
In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
Mardi Gras will offer a diverse schedule with six- to 15-day sailings visiting top destinations throughout Europe and the Caribbean beginning in summer 2020.