Carnival Cruise Line has additionally pushed again the debut of its latest ship.
WASHINGTON — Carnival Cruise Line has prolonged its cancellations of exits from america via the tip of April, citing the continued well being challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The corporate beforehand introduced it hopes to take a gradual, phased method to place ships again in service in 2021. However, as COVID-19 instances spike, extra upcoming sailings have been halted.
Carnival additionally introduced Friday that the debut of its new Mardis Gras ship out of Port Canaveral has been pushed to Could 29, 2021.
Along with stopping all embarkations from U.S. ports as much as and together with March 31, Carnival can also be canceling European itineraries for the Carnival Legend, which have been scheduled from Could via Oct. 31, 2021.
The corporate mentioned it’s reached out to booked company on to notify them of the brand new cancellations.
Earlier this week, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean each introduced they’d be suspending cruises via the tip of April.
Disney Cruise Line has beforehand canceled all of its journeys via March.
The cruise line business has been primarily shut down since mid-March 2020 when the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention ordered cruise ships to cease crusing to U.S. ports after a number of outbreaks satisfied officers that the vessels have been potential cauldrons of an infection. After being renewed a number of occasions, the newest order expired in October 2020, with new pointers successfully bringing the no-sail order to an finish.
The CDC’s new cruising pointers say that to be able to resume carrying passengers, the businesses must exhibit they’ve procedures for testing, quarantining and isolating passengers and crew. They must construct check labs on all ships and make their very own preparations to isolate or quarantine passengers on shore, if wanted. Earlier than being allowed to sail, they must conduct mock voyages with volunteers enjoying passengers who get sick, the CDC mentioned.
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