Carnival Cruise Line Sets Ship Delivery Changes And Related Deployment Plans
The key points of the changes:
Mardi Gras, the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the Western Hemisphere and featuring the first roller coaster at sea, will now enter into service from Port Canaveral, Fla. on Feb. 6, 2021. Itineraries out of Port Canaveral for departures from Nov. 14, 2020to Jan. 30, 2021have been cancelled.
- Carnival Radiance's
$200 milliondry dock at the Cadiz, Spainshipyard was suspended this spring when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a nationwide lockdown. Carnival is now evaluating shipyard options to complete the transformation, but the ship is likely not going to be completed until the spring.
- As a result of the delayed arrival of Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze will be redeployed from
Fort Lauderdaleto Port Canaveral and will assume the itineraries for Carnival Radiance from Nov. 8, 2020to Apr. 24, 2021. Consequently, guests on 18 Carnival Breeze sailings from Fort Lauderdalescheduled to operate from Nov. 7, 2020to Mar. 7, 2021are being notified that their cruises have been cancelled.
- Carnival Magic's transatlantic and European itineraries from
Mar. 13, 2021to May 3, 2021have been cancelled. Seven sailings previously scheduled for Carnival Breeze from Fort. Lauderdalefrom Mar. 13 to Apr. 24, 2021will move to Miamiand those guests will sail on the same itinerary, but on Carnival Magic operating from PortMiami.
"We continue to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global commerce, public health and our cruise operations. In addition to our current pause in service, there have been many other unintended consequences, including shipyard, dry dock and ship delivery delays, and related changes to our deployment plans for our fleet," said
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