Put away the cruising gear. Carnival Cruise Line has canceled voyages from North America through Sept. 30.
The company is calling it an “operational pause.”
“We have watched with great interest as commerce, travel and personal activities have begun to start back up, and once we resume service, we will take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we bring our ships to in order to maintain public confidence in our business. Nevertheless, we apologize for disrupting your vacation plans and appreciate your patience as we work through these decisions,” company President Christine Duffy said in a press release.
Carnival canceled cruises for 30 days starting March 13 and has extended it three times.
Impacted guests who move their trips to a later date will receive a future cruise credit and either a $300 or $600 onboard credit. They can also opt to cancel the trip for a full refund. The deadline is May 31, 2021.
Royal Caribbean in May has canceled all of its cruises through July 31 and expects most of the fleet to return to service Aug. 1.
Disney Cruise Line has canceled trips for the Disney Dream and Fantasy through Sept. 15. The Wonder is suspended through Sept. 14 and the Magic won’t sail through Oct. 2. For more information, click here.
Earlier this week, Cruise Lines International announced cruises won’t depart from ports in the U.S. until Sept. 15, the Los Angeles Times reported so that the companies can work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the health and safety of not only the passengers but also the crew.
The CDC has issued a no-sail order March 14 for all U.S. ports until July 24 for ships with more than 250 passengers.
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