CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announced that its newest vessel - Mardi Gras - starts operations in February 2021 (instead of November 2020) due to delay in delivery caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The LNG-powered ship's inaugural cruise is currently planned for February 6, 2021, as a roundtrip from Port Canaveral (Orlando City, Florida USA). All previously scheduled from Port Canaveral itineraries between November 14, 2020, and January 30, 2021, are cancelled.
Because of the Radiance's delayed arrival, the fleetmate Carnival Breeze will be redeployed by changing its homeport from Port Everglades to Port Canaveral to assumeRadiance's schedule. A total of 18x Carnival Breeze roundtrips from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) planned for November 7, 2020, through March 7, 2021, were also cancelled.
Also affected of the itinerary changes was the fleetmate Carnival Magic, on which 5x European itineraries in 2021 (March 13 through and including May 3) were cancelled. The cancelled voyages include a 14-day Transatlantic (Miami to Barcelona), 3x Mediterranean roundtrips (from Barcelona) and a 12-day Transatlantic (Barcelona to NYC).