Following the CDC's decision to extend the "no-sail" order for cruise shipping, CCL-Carnival Cruise Line is notifying customers and travel agents that it has cancelled departures from all US homeports (except PortMiami and Port Canaveral) for November-December 2020.
While November-December 2020 itineraries from PortMiami and Port Canaveral are still not certain, CCL is focusing its initial return to operation from those 2 homeports, whenever it might occur.
Carnival continues to work on procedures and protocols that would allow for the resumption of sailings, with a gradual, phased-in approach, designating PortMiami and Port Canaveral as the first homeports for embarkations.
Cruises scheduled for November-December 2020 from the two homeports remain in place for the time being while CCL evaluates options. However, the company is providing customers booked on November-December cruises out of Miami and Port Canaveral the ability to cancel their bookings and receive the same offers that all other impacted travellers are receiving, including a combination of onboard credit and future cruise credit, or a full refund.
Carnival Cruise Line's president, Christine Duffy, said:
“As we have said throughout this pause, our return to operations will be gradual and phased in. And while we are not making any presumptions, once cruising is allowed, we will center our initial start-up from the homeports of Miami and Port Canaveral.
“The health and safety of our guests, crew and communities we serve remain the cornerstone of our plans and decisions. The patience and support of our guests and travel agent partners have been a huge motivation to our team as we have worked through this unprecedented situation and we are dedicated to getting back to operations when the time is right.”