MIAMI — A day after the CDC announced an extension of its no-sail order to Oct. 31, Carnival Cruise Line has announced the cancellation of cruises from all U.S. homeports for November and December 2020.
Operations from the Miami and Port Canaveral homeports are still not certain; cruises currently scheduled for November and December from these homeports will remain in place for the time being while Carnival evaluates options.
Impacted guests and travel agents are being notified of cancelled cruises and are being offered a combination future cruise credit and onboard credit, or a full refund. Guests currently booked on cruises in November and December out of Miami and Port Canaveral are being the ability to voluntarily cancel their reservation and receive the same offer that all other impacted guests are receiving.
Carnival continues to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual, phased-in approach, designating Miami and Port Canaveral as the first two homeports for embarkations.
“As we have said throughout this pause, our return to operations will be gradual and phased in. And while we are not making any presumptions, once cruising is allowed, we will center our initial start-up from the homeports of Miami and Port Canaveral,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
She added: “The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we serve remain the cornerstone of our plans and decisions. The patience and support of our guests and travel agent partners have been a huge motivation to our team as we have worked through this unprecedented situation and we are dedicated to getting back to operations when the time is right.”