Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that further ship restarts will begin in November. Eight of the line’s ships are currently in guest service, with others set to resume in September and October.
Carnival Valor will join Carnival Glory in New Orleans on November 1st, with four- and five-night sailings.
Carnival Legend will return to Baltimore on November 14th, replacing Carnival Pride.
Following a Panama Canal repositioning voyage, the latter is set to resume guest operations from Baltimore on September 12th and then relocate to Tampa.
The Carnival Radiance’s inaugural trip will take place on December 13th, departing from Long Beach (rescheduled from November 5th due to a revised dry dock transformation plan).
On November 14th, a new Carnival Pride service will depart from Tampa, while Carnival Conquest’s Miami relaunch has been pushed back from October 8th to December 13th.
Finally, the October return of Carnival Sensation from Mobile has been postponed until January next year.
Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy said, “We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven United States homeports by mid-November.”
“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.”
Guests booking in November and December should also be aware that they will need to produce proof of vaccination as well as a negative Covid-19 test at check-in.
As a backup option for vaccinated guests who may now make plans ahead of time, the company said it is trying to set up mobile pre-cruise quick testing stations at all of its homeports.
– India’s new age travel digital media