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Carnival Cruise Line Sets Ship Delivery Changes And Related Deployment Plans

MIAMI, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying attendees and journey agents...

MIAMI, July 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line will be notifying attendees and journey agents on Tuesday of revisions to the delivery of its newest ship, Mardi Gras, as perfectly as the transformed Carnival Radiance – equally resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – and new itineraries for Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic that are all part of an updated deployment prepare from November 2020 to May perhaps 2021.

The key factors of the changes:

  • Mardi Gras, the to start with LNG-driven ship to run in the Western Hemisphere and featuring the to start with roller coaster at sea, will now enter into assistance from Port Canaveral, Fla. on Feb. 6, 2021. Itineraries out of Port Canaveral for departures from Nov. 14, 2020 to Jan. 30, 2021 have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Radiance’s $two hundred million dry dock at the Cadiz, Spain shipyard was suspended this spring when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a nationwide lockdown. Carnival is now analyzing shipyard selections to entire the transformation, but the ship is very likely not likely to be done until the spring.
  • As a result of the delayed arrival of Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze will be redeployed from Fort Lauderdale to Port Canaveral and will presume the itineraries for Carnival Radiance from Nov. 8, 2020 to Apr. 24, 2021. As a result, attendees on eighteen Carnival Breeze sailings from Fort Lauderdale scheduled to run from Nov. 7, 2020 to Mar. 7, 2021 are becoming notified that their cruises have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Magic’s transatlantic and European itineraries from Mar. 13, 2021 to May perhaps 3, 2021 have been cancelled. Seven sailings previously scheduled for Carnival Breeze from Fort. Lauderdale from Mar. 13 to Apr. 24, 2021 will move to Miami and those people attendees will sail on the similar itinerary, but on Carnival Magic functioning from PortMiami.

“We continue to evaluate the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic on worldwide commerce, general public overall health and our cruise operations. In addition to our latest pause in assistance, there have been several other unintended effects, which includes shipyard, dry dock and ship delivery delays, and related changes to our deployment strategies for our fleet,” mentioned Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “When we had hoped to make up building time on Mardi Gras above the summer time, it is clear we will want additional time to entire this wonderful ship.  We share our guests’ disappointment and respect their endurance as we operate by means of this unparalleled time in our business and the lives of so several men and women.  We remain dedicated to doing the job with governing administration, general public overall health and marketplace officers to assistance the response to the pandemic and to return to operations when the time is suitable.”

Visitor and journey agent notifications will be emailed above the class of the working day on Tuesday, July 7.  Carnival expressed its appreciation for their guests’ and journey agent partners’ endurance as it completes the notification course of action.

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