Miami. April 7. While other cruise lines have begun scheduling cruises out of foreign ports or have proposed to start operations out of the U.S. in July, Carnival Cruise Line is standing pat for now. Carnival President Christine Duffy has said the line won’t be sailing out of foreign ports, Caribbean, Europe or otherwise, anytime soon. And Carnival hasn’t signed on with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ bold challenge to the Centers for Disease Control to get cruising back this summer.
Indeed, Carnival yesterday said it is notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations and the extension of its pause in all operations from U.S. ports through June 30, 2021. Booked guests and travel advisors are being notified directly of the cancellations and the options for a future cruise credit plus onboard credit package, or a full refund. To provide flexibility for guests booked on July itineraries that remain in the schedule, Carnival is extending final payment deadlines for all July sailings to May 31, 2021, with the ability to cancel without penalty.
Source: Insider Travel Report