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Carnival Cruise Line announces cancellations and itinerary modifications through to 2023

Carnival Cruise Line is in the process of notifying agents and clients of its latest spate of cancellations, suspensions and movements.

The line has cancelled Australian operations through to 19 May 2021 and extended its pause in US departures through to 30 April 2021.

European itineraries for Carnival Legend, which were to begin in May through to 31 October, have been cancelled, and Mardi Gras has a new start date, with its first cruise now set for 29 May.

Carnival has also released plans for additional ship deployments that have resulted in some ship-specific cruise cancellations and movements.

Related to already-announced dry dock plans for Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise and Carnival Valor, those ships’ return to operations will be delayed until November 2021. Consequently, voyages on Carnival Magic from Norfolk (embarkations from 29 September to 30 October), Carnival Paradise from Tampa (embarkations from 5 June to 28 October) and Carnival Valor from New Orleans (embarkations from 16 September to 28 October) have been cancelled.

Carnival Miracle’s planned seasonal service from San Diego has been suspended until further notice, and sailings out of San Diego that were available for sale through April 2023 have been cancelled and the ship will now operate from Long Beach, including seven voyages to Hawaii from San Diego which will move to Long Beach as well.

Carnival Radiance’s dry dock and transformation has been moved to September, with a planned arrival to Long Beach in November 2021.

With Carnival Miracle’s reposition to Long Beach, the ship will assume the three- and four-day itineraries for Carnival Radiance from 3 May to 1 November 2021, as well as the seven Hawaii Carnival journeys referenced above.

In addition, Carnival Miracle will launch a new program of four- and five-day cruises to Mexico during the winter season, beginning November 2021 and continuing through to April 2023.

Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said: “Like so much about this current global situation, we are adapting our plans as circumstances evolve and we are able to confirm alternatives.

“We are disappointed that our return to seasonal ports like Norfolk and San Diego has been impacted, and appreciate the support of those port partners and communities.

“The support of our guests, travel agents, ports, and business partners has truly been overwhelming as we work through this situation.”

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