BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - WITH borders still closed and a no-sail order in place, the Carnival Cruise Line has issued a notice that it would not be sailing until the end of March 2021.
The announcement comes as the cruise line makes several changes ahead of the restart of the industry, which has been shut down for the last six months following a significant hit in the areas of finance and image.
Following the onset of the Coronavirus, cruise ships were seen as one of the hotspots as a number of people on various lines tested positive with the virus and were unable to get the necessary assistance due to fears by countries of allowing those vessels dock on their shores.
But in an update, Carnival officials said that they would not be sailing from Miami until at least March 13, 2021, while other international shipping routes have also been canceled for the remainder of the year.
Based on the schedule released by the cruise line:
• Carnival Magic
• Itineraries from Miami are canceled until March 13.
• Carnival Paradise
• Itineraries from Tampa are canceled until March 19.
• Carnival Valor
• Itineraries from New Orleans are canceled until April 29.
• Carnival Spirit
• Itineraries from Brisbane are canceled through May 16.
• The first sailing will be the Singapore to Brisbane voyage on June 12.
Meantime, the cruise line revealed that it would be selling Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination, thus removing them from the schedule.
A spokesperson for Carnival, in a statement from the president to yahoo news, said they are committed to providing guests and travel agent partners with certainty where they could.