Carnival Cruise Line Sets Ship Delivery Changes And Related Deployment Plans

MIAMI, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying company and travel brokers

MIAMI, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying company and travel brokers on Tuesday of revisions to the shipping and delivery of its newest ship, Mardi Gras, as effectively as the remodeled Carnival Radiance – both of those ensuing from the COVID-19 pandemic – and new itineraries for Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic that are all aspect of an updated deployment prepare from November 2020 to May 2021.

The critical points of the improvements:

  • Mardi Gras, the initial LNG-driven ship to function in the Western Hemisphere and featuring the initial 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. fourteen, 2020 to Jan. thirty, 2021 have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Radiance’s $two hundred million dry dock at the Cadiz, Spain shipyard was suspended this spring when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a nationwide lockdown. Carnival is now analyzing shipyard possibilities to comprehensive the transformation, but the ship is possible not likely to be concluded until finally the spring.
  • As a end result of the delayed arrival of Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze will be redeployed from Fort Lauderdale to Port Canaveral and will suppose the itineraries for Carnival Radiance from Nov. 8, 2020 to Apr. 24, 2021. As a result, company on 18 Carnival Breeze sailings from Fort Lauderdale scheduled to function from Nov. seven, 2020 to Mar. seven, 2021 are getting notified that their cruises have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Magic’s transatlantic and European itineraries from Mar. thirteen, 2021 to May 3, 2021 have been cancelled. Seven sailings beforehand scheduled for Carnival Breeze from Fort. Lauderdale from Mar. thirteen to Apr. 24, 2021 will go to Miami and those people company will sail on the same itinerary, but on Carnival Magic functioning from PortMiami.

“We go on to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on world-wide commerce, community wellness and our cruise operations. In addition to our present-day pause in service, there have been numerous other unintended repercussions, such as shipyard, dry dock and ship shipping and delivery delays, and associated improvements to our deployment ideas for our fleet,” mentioned Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “Even though we had hoped to make up building time on Mardi Gras over the summertime, it is really crystal clear we will will need excess time to comprehensive this impressive ship.  We share our guests’ disappointment and respect their endurance as we function via this unprecedented time in our business enterprise and the lives of so numerous persons.  We continue to be fully commited to doing work with governing administration, community wellness and marketplace officers to aid the response to the pandemic and to return to operations when the time is right.”

Guest and travel agent notifications will be emailed over the training course of the working day on Tuesday, July seven.  Carnival expressed its appreciation for their guests’ and travel agent partners’ endurance as it completes the notification method.

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