MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is extending its pause in U.S. departures through April 30, 2021 and cancelling Australian operations through May 19, 2021.
In addition, European itineraries for Carnival Legend, which were to begin this May through Oct. 31, 2021, have been cancelled. The start date for Mardi Gras from Port Canaveral has also been moved, with the first cruise now set for May 29, 2021.
Carnival Cruise Line is notifying guests and travel agents directly of the cancellations and their options for a future cruise credit and onboard credit package, or a full refund.
“Our guests and travel agent partners continue to express their loyalty to Carnival and their desire to get back on our ships as soon as they can, and we are heartened by the booking demand and activity we continue to see,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise line. “We are certainly committed to welcoming them back as quickly as possible, but unfortunately we have determined it’s going to take a while longer, and the situation in Europe will also impact Mardi Gras’ departure to the U.S., and Carnival Legend’s itineraries in Europe.”