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8 Carnival Mardi Gras ship cruises cancelled due to delayed delivery

   December 20, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

On December 20, 2019, Carnival Cruise Line officially announced that Mardi Gras ship's delivery in 2020 will be delayed by Meyer Werft (shipbuilder) with 2 weeks. The inaugural cruise (from the US homeport Port Canaveral FL) was rescheduled from August 31st to November 14th. The newest Carnival liner Mardi Gras is currently under construction at Meyer Werft's shipyard in Turku Finland.

Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship (new)

As result, a total of 8 planned cruises were cancelled, including in Europe (the Inaugural Cruise from Copenhagen to Southampton), the Transatlantic crossing (Southampton to New York City), two NYC departures and four Port Canaveral roundtrips.

All affected bookings received full refunds (tickets, port fees, Gov taxes, pre-purchased packages) plus 25% future Carnival cruise credit and full compensation for purchased non-refundable flights and/or booked hotels. With rebooking (by February 18, 2020) were offered 25% future Carnival cruise credit plus US$ 100 pp OBC (onboard credit).

Carnival Mardi Gras cruise ship (new)

Next are listed all cancelled Carnival Mardi Gras cruises as ports and times. Prices shown in brackets are per person (double-occupancy Interior cabin rates).

9-day Maiden Voyage (USD 1269)

Date / TimePort
31 Aug 18:00Departing from Copenhagen, Denmark
01 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Kiel, Germany
03 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Gothenburg, Sweden
04 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Oslo, Norway
06 Sep 08:00 - 18:00Zeebrugge, Belgium
07 Sep 06:00 - 16:00Rotterdam, Holland
08 Sep 09:00 - 21:00Le Havre, France
09 Sep 05:00Arriving in Southampton, England

14-day Transatlantic (USD 1129)

Date / TimePort
09 Sep 17:00Departing from Southampton, England
13 Sep 09:00 - 18:00Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands
14 Sep 07:00 - 16:00Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
15 Sep 09:30 - 18:30Funchal, Madeira Island, Portugal
17 Sep 08:00 - 17:00Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island, Azores
23 Sep 07:00Arriving in NYC New York

6-day Canada And New England (USD 649)

Date / TimePort
24 Sep 16:00Departing from NYC New York
26 Sep 07:00 - 17:00Portland, Maine
28 Sep 08:30 - 20:00Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
30 Sep 07:00Arriving in NYC New York

15-day US East Coast repositioning (USD 1359)

Date / TimePort
30 Sep 18:00Departing from NYC New York
04 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Amber Cove, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
05 Oct 09:00 - 18:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
06 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
07 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Philipsburg, St Maarten Island, Dutch Antilles
08 Oct 08:00 - 18:00Basseterre, Port Zante, St Kitts Island
10 Oct 08:00 - 23:00Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
11 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles
13 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Grand Turk Island
15 Oct 07:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida

8-day Eastern Caribbean (USD 979)

Date / TimePort
16 Oct 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
18 Oct 09:00 - 18:00Grand Turk Island
19 Oct 07:00 - 17:00Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
20 Oct 10:00 - 19:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
21 Oct 08:00 - 17:00Saint Thomas Island, Charlotte Amalie, USVI
24 Oct 07:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida

7-day Eastern Caribbean (USD 689)

Date / TimePort
24 Oct 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
27 Oct 07:00 - 16:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
28 Oct 09:00 - 18:00Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
29 Oct 07:00 - 16:00Grand Turk Island
31 Oct 07:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida

7-day Western Caribbean (USD 699)

Date / TimePort
31 Oct 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
02 Nov 10:00 - 19:00Cozumel, Mexico
03 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Costa Maya, Mexico
04 Nov 07:00 - 17:00Roatan Island, Coxen Hole, Honduras
07 Nov 07:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida

7-day Eastern Caribbean (USD 679)

Date / TimePort
07 Nov 16:00Departing from Port Canaveral, Florida
10 Nov 07:00 - 16:00San Juan, Puerto Rico
11 Nov 09:00 - 18:00Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
12 Nov 07:00 - 16:00Grand Turk Island
14 Nov 07:00Arriving in Port Canaveral, Florida