Published on : Monday, January 25, 2021
Carnival Cruise Line has decided to extend its pause in United States departures until at last April 30, 2020. At the same time, Australian operations have been cancelled until May 19, 2020. In addition, Carnival has cancelled the European itineraries for Carnival Legend which was to begin in May and run through until the end of October.
The cruise giant has also moved the start date for Mardi Gras from Port Canaveral, with the first cruise now set for May 29, 2020. Booked guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their options for future cruise credit and onboard credit package, or a full refund. Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement that guests and travel agent partners have continued to express their loyalty to Carnival and their desire to get back on ships as soon as they can is strong so the cruise line is heartened by the booking demand and continued activity.
It was also mentioned that the cruise line is certainly committed to welcoming guests back as quickly as possible, but unfortunately the company is determined that it is going to take a while longer, and the situation in Europe will also impact Mardi Gras’ departure to the United States, and Carnival Legend’s itineraries in Europe.