Another month’s pause for Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival cancels February cruises, delays Mardi Gras debut

MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has announced more cruise cancellations in 2021 as it continues to work towards the resumption of operations next year.

Select itineraries that have been cancelled include cruise operations in February from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston. The cruise line is also moving the inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras until April 24, 2021.

Carnival is also cancelling the remaining itineraries scheduled to operate from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston through Feb. 28.

Last month, the cruise line announced the cancellation of cruises for the first part of 2021, including all embarkations from U.S. homeports in the month of January.

“We apologize to our guests but we must continue to take a thoughtful, deliberate and measured approach as we map out our return to operations in 2021,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we visit is at the forefront of our decisions and operations.”

Operating from Port Canaveral, Mardi Gras will the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ship in the Americas and will feature BOLT onboard, the first roller coaster at sea. Carnival will take delivery of the ship from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland later this month, after which it will sail to the United States where it will meet the requirements of the CDC.