CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announced an extension to its suspension of sailings, cancelling voyages scheduled through March 31 in USA waters as well as pushing the line's resumption of operations back to more than a year after the industry came to a standstill in mid-March 2020.
CCL also cancelled select domestic itineraries (fall 2021), one international voyage (June 2021), all Transatlantic and Panama Canal repositioning cruises to Alaska in Spring (RepositionCruises.com).
While many of the itinerary changes are in relation to Coronavirus-induced regulations, such as voyage-length restrictions, some are related to the fleet's rescheduled drydock refurbishments.
CCL's latest cancellations include:
- All cruises from U.S. ports through March 31.
- Carnival Freedom's April 10 voyage from Galveston TX.
- Carnival Miracle's journeys from San Diego and San Francisco CA through September 16.
- Carnival Liberty's cruises from Port Canaveral FL from September 17 through October 18.
- Carnival Sunshine's voyages from Charleston from October 11 through November 13.
- Carnival Spirit's 15-day sailing from Singapore to Brisbane scheduled to depart on June 12.
Christine Duffy (CCL's President) said that the company planned to resume operations in 2021 with a "phased-in approach" - a strategy that the parent company (Carnival Corporation) has referenced frequently since the onset of the pandemic.