CCL-Carnival Cruise Line notified booked passengers and travel advisors that its pause in operations from United States ports had been extended through May 31, 2021.
A date for the return of operations from USA homeports has not been determined.
Earlier in February, the company began providing more flexible options for customers booked into early summer so that they could cancel the reservation without penalty in case they wished to make other plans. Currently, Carnival is providing passengers on canceled sailings the choice of an FCC (future cruise credit) along with an onboard credit package, or a full refund.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“We continue to work on plans to resume operations and are encouraged by the focus to expedite vaccine production and distribution which are having a demonstrated impact on improving public health.
“We appreciate the support of all of our guests, employees and trade partners who we know are looking forward to our return.”