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Carnival announces more restart plans for additional ships

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled new details about additional ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond.

With eight of its ships already resuming operations and more restarting in September and October, the cruise line has announced the following new updates:

  • Carnival Valor will follow Carnival Glory in New Orleans with four- and five-night sailings starting on Nov. 1
  • Carnival Legend will restart Nov. 14 out of Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, which restarts guest operations from Baltimore Sept. 12 and then moves its homeport to Tampa following a Panama Canal repositioning cruise
  • Carnival Radiance will have a new maiden voyage date of Dec. 13 out of Long Beach (rescheduled from Nov. 5 due to a revised dry dock transformation plan)
  • Carnival Pride’s new service from Tampa is scheduled to start on Nov. 14
  • Carnival Conquest’s restart from Miami on Oct. 8 has been rescheduled to Dec. 13
  • Carnival Sensation’s Oct. 21 restart from Mobile has been moved to Jan. 2022

“We are very pleased with the progress of our restart, which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven U.S. 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 is also reminding guests booked in November and December that as per CDC guidelines, they will need to present proof of both vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test at check-in. A small number of capacity-restricted exemptions will be granted for children under 12 and other guests who cannot be vaccinated. 

The cruise line is working to set up mobile pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its homeports as a backup alternative for vaccinated guests who are not able to make arrangements. More details are coming. 

Guests should also note that with the extension of Carnival Sensation’s restart, five ships operating out of U.S. homeports will be moved to 2022: Carnival Liberty (Port Canaveral), Carnival Sunshine (Charleston), Carnival Paradise (Tampa), Carnival Ecstasy (Jacksonville) and Carnival Sensation (Mobile).

Separate from its U.S. operations, Carnival has cancelled four additional sailings for both Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor out of Australia. Cruises on both ships are now cancelled up to and including Dec. 16, 2021.

For more details on health and safety protocols click here.