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Carnival cancels sailings through January and some beyond that

Christine Duffy waved in Carnival Horizon during its PortMiami debut in 2018. The ship will arrive in Miami this week as part of the process of returning to passenger service
Carnival Cruise Line pushed back its return to service and listed the 16 ships that are currently following the process to sail stateside in 2021.

The line cited the work to build and implement its plan to meet the US framework for conditional sailing.

Carnival canceled all embarkations from US homeports during January.

Additionally, Baltimore, Charleston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Mobile, New Orleans and San Diego embarkations were canceled through Feb. 28.

Embarkations on Carnival Legend from Tampa were canceled through March 26.

Initial focus on Miami and Canaveral, then Galveston

Carnival is in the process of building a gradual, phased approach to resuming operations, which initially focuses on Miami and Port Canaveral, to be followed by Galveston. 

Carnival Horizon arrives to Miami this week

Consistent with the US Centers for Disease and Prevention protocols, Carnival Horizon arrives in Miami this week, and Carnival Breeze will be the next ship back to the US. In total, 16 Carnival ships are currently following the CDC process for an eventual resumption stateside in 2021, including Carnival Conquest, Dream, Ecstasy, Elation, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Miracle, Panorama, Pride, Sensation, Sunrise, Sunshine and Vista.

Mardi Gras, which is under construction in Finland, will also enter service in 2021.

Prior cancellations

Carnival had previously canceled certain other itineraries on four ships (Magic, Paradise, Valor, and Victory/Radiance) that are scheduled for required drydocks in the first half of 2021, with the plan to return them to operations after maintenance work and upgrades are completed. Also previously canceled were operations in Australia through March 2.

'We are committed to meeting the CDC requirements and keeping our guests and business partners informed of our progress,' Carnival President Christine Duffy said, adding her appreciation for the support of customers, travel advisors, business partners and officials in homeports and destinations.