Carnival Cruise Line has scrapped four additional cruises out of Australia, as uncertainty surrounding a local restart continues.
The changes to the schedule mean all Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor sailings are now cancelled up to and including 16 December.
Carnival Cruise Line has also postponed the restart of five ships operating out of US homeports to 2022, including Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sunshine, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Ecstasy, and Carnival Sensation.
In good news, the line has revealed a few additional ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond.
Carnival Valor will reset on 1 November with four- and five-night sailings out of New Orleans; Carnival Legend will restart 14 November out of Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, which restarts guest operations from Baltimore 12 September and then moves its homeport to Tampa following a Panama Canal repositioning cruise; Carnival Radiance will have a new maiden voyage date of 13 December out of Long Beach; Carnival Pride‘s new service from Tampa is scheduled to start on 14 November; Carnival Conquest‘s restart from Miami on 8 October has been rescheduled to 13 December; Carnival Sensation‘s 21 October restart from Mobile has been moved to January 2022.
“We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven US homeports by mid-November,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“We are making slight adjustments to our timeline to take into account supply chain realities, and ensure that our destination and shore excursion offerings can meet the strong demand we are seeing from our guests.
“Our teams, ship and shore, are prepared to continue delivering on our great guest experience and manage all health and safety protocols.”
Carnival Cruise Line also advised guests booked in November and December that it will continue to meet the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) standard of vaccinated cruises and that guests will need to present proof of both vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test at check-in.
The line said it is working to set up mobile pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its home ports as a backup alternative for vaccinated guests who aren’t able to make arrangements. In addition, guests will be asked to wear masks in most indoor venues of the ship where people congregate.
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