CCL-Carnival Cruise Line makes changes to its crew travel policies

   September 26, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

CCL-Carnival Cruise Line announced changes to its crew travel policies due to the ongoing impact caused by the COVID crisis as well as travel expenses.

Crew from different countries joining CCL ships now have fewer options to choose from domestic airports as a starting point to their trip back to the liner.

CCL sent an email to some of its team members informing them about the changes, and to choose another airport because they'll no longer offer flights from some. If a home airport is not available, the crew needs to choose another airport and get to there before joining a Carnival ship.

In an email sent to the crew, Carnival said that the CCL team had completed a full review of the travel routes. 

“As you know, the pandemic has rapidly altered how we do business and our ability to purchase airfare. This process identified several airports, which will no longer be offered as a destination for our team members.

"We will continue to offer you roundtrip airfare to your home country but from an alternative airport. As your country still has a number of offered airports, we would like to request that you complete a brief one-question survey to help us identify which airport you would like to travel to/from. Please select the option that works best for you. Your airport will automatically be updated in CPS, and in the coming weeks, you will see it reflected in your crew portal. Your next trip will be booked to/from this new airport location.”