Carnival Cruise Line announced last week its plans to gradually resume cruising in North America in August, nearly five months after it stopped operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sailings will begin on August 1 with eight ships setting off from Galveston, Texas; Miami; Port Canaveral, Florida. The company noted they decided to resume operations at these ports as the majority of customers can easily drive to them.
According to Carnival’s website, the cruises will sail to destinations including the Bahamas and Cozumel, Mexico.
Beginning on August 1, there will be a total of only eight ships from Miami, Port Canaveral, and Galveston.
In accordance with the plan, the pause in operations will be extended in all other North American and Australian markets through August 31.
According to the key elements of the plan all North American cruises from June 27 to July 31 will be canceled. However, beginning August 1, Carnival Cruise Line plans to resume cruises on the following ships:
- From Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Vista
- From Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation
- From Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation.
All other North American and Australian homeport cruises will be canceled through August 31. Also, all Carnival Splendor cruises in Australia from June 19 to August 31 will be canceled.
According to CruiseToTravel.