While operations from Miami and Port Canaveral in November and December are still not certain, Carnival Cruise Line is focusing its initial return to service from those two homeports, whenever that might occur.
Carnival Cruise Line continues to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual, phased-in approach, designating Miami and Port Canaveral as the first two homeports for embarkations. Cruises currently scheduled for November and December from those two homeports will remain in place for the time being while Carnival evaluates options.
However, the cruise line is providing guests booked on cruises in November and December out of Miami and Port Canaveral the ability to voluntarily cancel their reservation and receive the same offer that all other impacted guests are receiving, which includes a combination future cruise credit and onboard credit, or a full refund.
“As we have said throughout this pause, our return to operations will be gradual and phased in. And while we are not making any presumptions, once cruising is allowed, we will center our initial start-up from the homeports of Miami and Port Canaveral,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we serve remain the cornerstone of our plans and decisions. The patience and support of our guests and travel agent partners have been a huge motivation to our team as we have worked through this unprecedented situation and we are dedicated to getting back to operations when the time is right.”
Cruise Fever reported a couple weeks ago that Carnival Cruise Line had removed all cruises from their booking engine for November except those from Miami and Port Canaveral.
The cruise line has now canceled the sailings they took off their booking engine in November and added in additional cancelations in December as well.
We will keep our readers posted if Carnival Cruise Line makes any more changes to cruises in 2020.