Carnival extends US cruise cancellations to end of March 2021

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Carnival Cruise Line is cancelling more cruises as it further extends the suspension of US operations until March 31. The cruise giant is also cancelling other selected cruises on later dates in 2021, as the ships were due to operate longer cruises than allowed under current regulations. Other cancellations are necessary to enable dry dock work on some ships.

Carnival said guests and travel agents are being notified of the cancellations and options for a future cruise credits or a full refund. Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We are sorry to disappoint our guests, as we can see from our booking activity that there is clearly a pent-up demand for cruising on Carnival.”

“We appreciate their patience and support as we continue to work on our plans to resume operations in 2021 with a gradual, phased-in approach.”

As well as the cruises cancelled up to March 31, Carnival Cruise line is cancelling the following Carnival ships:

  • Freedom from Galveston until April 10, 2021, which includes a repositioning of the ship from Galveston to Seattle and a 17-day Carnival Journeys cruise which is not allowed under the current guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Miracle from San Diego and San Francisco until September 16, 2021, which includes many 10-day and longer itineraries not allowed under the current CDC guidelines.
  • Liberty (pictured) from Port Canaveral from September 17-October 18, 2021, to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work.
  • Sunshine from Charleston from October 11-November 13, 2021 to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work.
  • Spirit’s 15-day cruise from Singapore to Brisbane on June 12, 2021, because of limitations on international travel to Australia.
This report originally appeared on Travel Weekly. Read here.

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