May 28. Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corp.’s flagship line, may soon be able to sail with passengers on board.
The cruise line is the latest to receive the green light from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on portions of its restart plans as it prepares to set sail in U.S. waters after forming agreements with three home ports: Texas’ Port of Galveston and Florida’s PortMiami and Port Canaveral.
CDC guidelines say home ports must agree to support cruise operators with additional public health and operational resources before their ships can move forward with either test cruises or full guest operations.
“These agreements move us one step closer to sailing with our loyal guests,” Lars Ljoen, executive vice president and chief maritime officer for Carnival Cruise Line, said in the statement.
Carnival Horizon will sail from Miami, and Carnival Vista and Breeze will sail from Galveston, according to the statement. The three ships are set to be the first Carnival ships to carry guests as the line plans to return to service this July. The company also expects to announce its plans for Port Canaveral “over the coming days.”
Source: USA Today