If you're thinking of taking a cruise this summer, you might want to think again. Ships have been docked per the Center of Disease Control's 'No Sail Order' which has been extended until July 24th, 2020. This week, Carnival, the world's largest cruise line, announced more summer cruise cancellations, as well as a handful of North American cruises that "could potentially operate" this summer.
Carnival Cruises has postponed all cruises scheduled before August 31, 2020, with the exception of eight cruises operating from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston. "Beginning August 1, we may operate cruises on the following ships," the cruise line wrote in a statement on May 4, 2020, emphasizing that this decision is not final.
The cruises in question are:
The Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Vista cruises from Galveston
The Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic, and Carnival Sensation cruises from Miami
The Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation cruises from Port Canaveral
In a follow-up statement, Carnival reiterates that if any cruise operations were to resume, it would be "fully dependent on our continued efforts in cooperation with federal, state, local and international government officials. " Says the company, "We are committed to supporting all public health efforts to manage the COVID-19 situation and will continue to keep our guests, travel agent partners and other stakeholders informed."
If your cruise was cancelled, Carnival is offering two refund options. You can either get a full refund in cash, or a full refund in cruise credit, which will also come with additional credits to use board. You can keep up-to-date on what precautions Carnival is taking to keep passengers and crew safe during the COVID-19 outbreak here.
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