MIAMI — It’s full steam ahead for Carnival Cruise Line, which has announced even more ship restarts since resuming operations in July.
With 17 ships already scheduled to be operating by year’s end, the cruise line has confirmed additional restarts for January and February. Carnival Sunshine will resume operations from Charleston on Jan. 13, while Carnival Liberty will restart from Port Canaveral on Feb. 11.
With these two new additions, Carnival’s U.S.-based operations will cover the following homeports and ships by February, and represents 90% of Carnival’s U.S.-based capacity:
- Galveston: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista
- Miami: Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Conquest
- Port Canaveral: Mardi Gras, Carnival Elation,Carnival Magic and Carnival Liberty(effective Feb. 11)
- New Orleans: Carnival Gloryand Carnival Valor
- Long Beach: Carnival Panorama, Carnival Radiance andCarnival Miracle
- Baltimore: Carnival Legend
- Tampa: Carnival Pride
- Charleston: Carnival Sunshine(effective Jan. 13)
“Our restart plan continues to excel across all metrics, and we are looking forward to completing the restart of the fleet in the new year,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We appreciate the support and patience of our guests, travel agents and port and destination partners who have been key to this successful restart.”
Duffy added that Carnival continues to carefully monitor the status of public health and adjust its operating protocols accordingly. “We are optimistic that vaccines will be approved for children between the ages of 5-11 before the end of the year and we look forward to welcoming more families back on board,” she added.
As it relates to ships operating in January and February, Carnival will continue to operate vaccinated cruises under its current protocols.
Cruises on Carnival’s three remaining U.S.-based ships – Carnival Ecstasy from Jacksonville, Carnival Paradise from Tampa, and Carnival Sensation from Mobile – have been cancelled through February. In addition, Carnival Splendor from Sydney, Australia is cancelled through Feb. 7, and Carnival Spirit from Brisbane, Australia is cancelled through Feb. 20.