Carnival Cruise Line to Restart Five More Caribbean Ships

caribbean cruises carnival restartCarnival Valor.

Carnival Cruise Line is set to restart five more ships for the Caribbean, the company said this week. 

That includes the Nov. 1 relaunch of Carnival Valor, which will kick off four and five-night sailings out of New Orleans. 

On Nov. 14, Carnival Legend will restart out of Baltimore, with Carnival Pride launching new service out of Tampa on the same day. 

On Dec. 13, Carnival Conquest will restart in Miami (pushed back from an initial Oct. 8 restart), followed by Carnival Sensation, which will relaunch in Mobile in January 2022. 

“We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven U.S. homeports by mid-November,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “We are making slight adjustments to our timeline to take into account supply chain realities and ensure that our destination and shore excursion offerings can meet the strong demand we are seeing from our guests. Our teams, ship and shore, are prepared to continue delivering on our great guest experience and manage all health and safety protocols.”

Carnival will continue to require proof of vaccination and a negative test at check-in, with exemptions for children under 12 and other guests who cannot be vaccinated for some reason. 

The company also said it would be setting up pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its homeports for vaccinated guests who aren’t able to make arrangements for pre-testing. 

— CJ

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