CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announced that 3 more ships will resume passenger operations in September, and another 4 in October 2021, bringing the total number of liners to 15 as the company continues its successful return to operations.
CCL will continue to operate all its vessels as vaccinated voyages through at least October.
The 3 ships scheduled for September include:
- Carnival Glory from New Orleans (Port NOLA, Louisiana), starting September 5
- Carnival Pride from Baltimore Maryland, starting September 12
- Carnival Dream from Galveston TX, starting September 19.
The 4 ships scheduled to restart in October include:
- Carnival Conquest from PortMiami Florida, starting October 8
- Carnival Freedom from Miami, starting October 9
- Carnival Elation from Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida), starting October 11
- Carnival Sensation from Mobile Alabama, starting October 21.
Related to the announcement, Carnival is notifying passengers and travel agents of an extension in its pause of operations through September 5 for Carnival Pride from Baltimore MD, September 11 for Carnival Dream from Galveston TX, October 4 for Carnival Conquest from PortMiami FL, and October 16 for Carnival Sensation from Mobile AL.
Voyages on Carnival Sunshine from Charleston SC (South Carolina), Carnival Ecstasy from Jacksonville (JAXPORT, Florida), Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral FL will be cancelled through October 31. In addition, a 3-day trip on Carnival Miracle from Los Angeles (San Pedro-Long Beach, California) on September 24 is being cancelled. Then Miracle will begin sailing from Long Beach CA on September 27.
Carnival will continue to welcome unvaccinated passengers onboard but all unvaccinated guests including kids under the age of 12, will be subject to pre-cruise/pre-embarkation testing and testing before debarkation (on sailings longer than 4 days) along with a US$150 per person charge to cover the costs of testing, reporting, health and safety screenings.
At this time, Carnival is limiting the operation of its supervised youth programs to vaccinated kids and youth 12+ years. Unvaccinated passengers departing from Florida (effective July 31, 2021) and Texas (effective August 2) need to show proof of travel insurance coverage, based on the itineraries sailed and the requirements of cruise ports and destinations visited. The additional measures will be in place through at least October 2021 "but may be extended based on guidance from public health and medical advisors and the requirements of destination partners."