CCL-Carnival Cruise Line notified travel advisors and guests of changes to its fleet deployment plan, including a couple of ships leaving the fleet, as it continues to implement the successful restart of passenger operations in the United States and adjusts for the uncertainty of cruising in Australia.
CCL had shared that the restart of Carnival Sensation had been delayed and Carnival Ecstasy would move from Jacksonville (JAXPORT, Florida) to Mobile (Alabama USA) to operate what was previously scheduled as the Carnival Sensation itineraries, effective with the March 5, 2022 restart.
In addition, CCL said Carnival Spirit would sail to Jacksonville to take over the March 7, 2022 restart in Jacksonville, operating the scheduled Carnival Ecstasy itineraries.
CCL announced the following updates:
- Jacksonville: Carnival Spirit will replace Carnival Ecstasy for departures from March 7 through April 9, 2022. The next two voyages are being canceled. Then a new ship will be assigned from the fleet to Jacksonville for Ecstasy itineraries, effective April 23, 2022.
- Mobile: Carnival Ecstasy will reposition to Mobile for departures from March 5 through October 10, 2022. Cruises from Mobile planned for Carnival Sensation from October 15, 2022, through September 30, 2023, have been canceled.
- Australia: CCL is canceling scheduled operations of Carnival Splendor from June 10, 2022, through September 26, 2022, and of Carnival Spirit from June 5, 2022, to October 5, 2023. Details for a 2-ship return to Australia will be announced when they're confirmed.
As part of the deployment plan, Carnival Sensation will not restart passenger operations and Carnival Ecstasy’s last voyage will start on October 10, 2022 (out of Mobile AL). Both ships will then leave the CCL fleet.