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Carnival Cruise Line Australia to 'pause' after current voyages end

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Both Carnival Splendor, here, and Carnival Spirit are at sea and will continue their voyages, with Spirit due back in Sydney Monday and Splendor on Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line is ‘pausing’ the operations of its two-ship fleet in Australia from Sunday, with plans to resume service on April 13.

Splendor and Spirit will complete current cruises

Both Carnival Splendor and Carnival Spirit are currently at sea and will continue their voyages.

Carnival Spirit is due to return to Sydney on Monday and Carnival Splendor returns next Thursday. 

‘Throughout this COVID-19 situation that has now turned into a global pandemic, we have implemented higher and higher levels of screening, monitoring and sanitation protocols to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,’ a company spokesman said.

Bigger than the industry

‘While Carnival has not had a diagnosed case linked to our operation, we realise this situation is bigger than the cruise industry and we will continue to do our part to support public officials to manage and contain this unprecedented public health challenge,’ the spokesman said.

‘Our guests have been tremendously patient and understanding as we have reacted to a rapidly changing situation and a desire to be responsive to authorities in Australia and the destinations we visit,’ he said. 

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