PUBLISHED: 10:33, Fri, Sep 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:34, Fri, Sep 18, 2020
Carnival Cruise Line is axing cruises until Spring 2021. The US company shared the cruise news announcement this week. Carnival said the cancellations were due to “ongoing ship enhancement program and the current pause in cruise operations.”
The USA’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the No Sail Order for cruise ships on July 16.
It’s currently in place until September 30 or until the public health emergency passes.
Back in March the CDC said: “The CDC Director has reason to believe that cruise ship travel may continue to introduce, transmit, or spread COVID-19.”
In the latest update from Carnival, the cruise line explained: “Carnival advised guests and travel agents that it is delaying the return to guest operations for four ships until after scheduled dry dock enhancements are completed in the first half of 2021.”
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Carnival Cruise Line is delaying the return to guest operations for four ships (Image: Getty Images)
Cruise: Carnival Magic itineraries operating from Miami will be cancelled until March 13, 2021 (Image: Getty Images)
Carnival Magic itineraries operating from Miami will be cancelled until March 13, 2021
Carnival Paradise itineraries operating from Tampa will be suspended until March 19, 2021
Carnival Valor itineraries operating from New Orleans will be cut until April 29, 2021.
The axed Carnival Valor itineraries include the transatlantic cruise from New Orleans on January 25, 2021 and the return from Barcelona on February 26, 2021.
Carnival Spirit itineraries operating from Brisbane will be cancelled through May 16, 2021, with the first sailing being the Singapore to Brisbane voyage embarking on June 12, 2021.