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Carnival Cruise Line Planning Gradual “Phase-In” of Service

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 4, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line has announced a plan to “phase-in service,” with its first cruises slated to resume on Aug. 1.

The cruise brand made the announcement while also revealing all cruises in North America from June 27 to July 31 had been canceled. 

The company said that the plan was “contingent on a number of factors.”

“Any resumption of cruise operations – whenever that may be – is fully dependent on our continued efforts in cooperation with federal, state, local and international government officials. In our continued support of public health efforts, any return to service will also include whatever enhanced operational protocols and social gathering guidelines that are in place at the time of the resumption of cruise operations,” the company said. 

Beginning Aug. 1, Carnival will be resuming cruises on eight ships across three different ports: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista from Galveston; Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation from Miami; and Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation from Port Canaveral. 

“We are committed to supporting all public health efforts to manage the COVID-19 situation,” Carnival said in a statement. “We are taking a measured approach, focusing our return to service on a select number of homeports where we have more significant operations that are easily accessible by car for the majority of our guests.”

Other than the aforementioned cruises, all North American cruises have been canceled gthrough Aug. 31, according to the company.

For more, visit Carnival.  

— CJ

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