Two "Fun Ships" that had been berthed in Port Galveston TX since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis left the cruise port this week for Miami Florida. The CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's vessels Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista departed texas for Florida on Monday, April 20.
Before Monday, Dream and Vista were among a group of 6 cruise liners docked at Port Galveston. The world's largest cruise shipowner Carnival Corporation (CCL's parent company) suspended cruises fleetwide (all brands) and globally since March 13.
According to Port Galveston's Director Rodger Rees, when Carnival Dream arrives in Miami, she will be used to take some crew to their home countries. CCL's Dream and Vista ships were due to be homeported in Galveston throughout 2020.
The moves come as cruise companies are still under CDC's “no sail order” that affected all passenger vessels scheduled for USA homeporting cruise operations between March 14 and July 17, 2020. CDC's order doesn't apply to global cruise shipping operations.
CCL cancelled fleetwide voyages through June 26, along with all Carnival Miracle departures in 2020 from San Francisco CA, all Carnival Sunrise voyages through October 19, all Carnival Legend voyages through October 30, all Carnival Radiance voyages through November 1.
For Coronavirus updates on cruise ship quarantines (infected passengers and crew) and top-pandemic countries (COVID-19 cases and deaths, daily updated statistics) see at CruiseMapper's Norovirus page.