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Carnival announces plans to phase in service, starting this August

  • Cruises
  •   05-04-2020  10:41 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Carnival announces plans to phase in service, starting this August
Pax Global Media

Carnival Cruise Line plans to phase in a resumption of its North American service, starting this summer.

As of Aug. 1st, the company will use a total of eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston. In connection with this plan, Carnival's pause in operations will be extended in all other North American and Australian markets through Aug. 31st.

The key elements of this plan include:

  • All North American cruises from June 27th to July 31st will be cancelled.
  • Beginning Aug. 1st, Carnival plans to resume cruises on the following ships:
    • Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista
    • Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation
    • Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation.

Other than the above referenced service from Galveston, Miami, and Port Canaveral, all other North American and Australian homeport cruises will be cancelled through Aug. 31st.

All Carnival Spirit Alaskan cruises from Seattle will be cancelled, as well as the Carnival Spirit Vancouver-Honolulu cruise on Sept. 25th and the Honolulu-Brisbane transpacific cruise on Oct. 6th. All Carnival Splendor cruises in Australia from June 19th to Aug. 31st will be cancelled.

Impacted guests and their travel advisors are being notified by email, including options for a combined future cruise credit (FCC) and onboard credit (OBC) package, or a full refund. Booked guests can make their selection online, alleviating the need to contact Carnival’s customer service center, which is still operating in a work-from-home status due to locally-imposed office closures in South Florida.

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