Carnival makes first calls at Caribbean cruise ports in 16 months

   July 8, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Marking CCL-Carnival Cruise Line’s anticipated return to passenger operations, Carnival Vista arrived at Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole (Roatan Island, Honduras), while Carnival Horizon called at Amber Cove Dominicana, on July 6 for the first time in 16 months.

Vista, which sails from Galveston TX, and Carnival Horizon, operating from PortMiami Florida, are the line’s first 2 ships to depart from the United States since resuming service over the weekend.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said that the return of Carnival Vista to Mahogany Bay and Carnival Horizon to Amber Cove represented "a tremendous step forward for the local community."

“The resumption of service and pent-up demand for cruising translates to an immediate positive economic impact for our valued destinations partners. We look forward to bringing back the benefits and fun of cruising, while remaining committed to our highest responsibilities and top priorities of the health, safety and well-being of our guests, crew and the many communities we serve and visit.”

Carnival Horizon cruise ship

In addition to Vista and Horizon restarting service, sailings on Carnival Breeze and Carnival Miracle will start later this month, followed by the inaugural voyage of Carnival’s newest and most innovative liner, Mardi Gras, on July 31. The company will resume sailings from the West Coast with its Carnival Panorama from Los Angeles (San Pedro-Long Beach, California) beginning in August. Additional cruise ships will restart in August, as well.