Carnival extends cancellations but hangs on to hope of July restart

By Linsey McNeill
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Carnival is hoping to restart cruises on at least three ships in July, but all other sailings have been cancelled until 30 July.

The line says it hopes to begin cruises from Texas on Carnival Vista and Carnival Breeze, and from Miami on Carnival Horizon some time in July.

Also, it says if it can find a solution to allow cruise ships to visit Alaska, Carnival Miracle will resume some of Carnival Freedom’s departures from Seattle.

“Given that there is still some uncertainty in our ability to operate these cruises, guests booked on those sailings who wish to make alternate summer vacation plans may cancel without penalty by May 31, 2021 and receive a full refund,” it said.

Currently, Canada has banned ships carrying more than 100 passengers from sailing in its waters, effectively blocking Alaska cruises.

The line is cancelling sailings on all other ships until July 30.  Guests whose cruises are cancelled are eligible for a future cruise credit and onboard credit or a full refund. 

Carnival said it is continuing to talk with the US Center for Disease Control, which has banned US cruises, but the cruise line said it still has ‘many questions that remain unanswered’.

“We are working diligently to resume sailing in the US and meet the CDC guidelines,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy.

“We sincerely appreciate the continued patience and understanding of our guests and travel advisor partners and will share additional information as quickly as we can.”

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