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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 guests and travel brokers on Tuesday of revisions to the delivery of its most recent ship, Mardi Gras, as very well as the remodeled Carnival Radiance – both resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic – and new itineraries for Carnival Breeze and Carnival Magic that are all component of an current deployment approach from November 2020 to May possibly 2021.

The critical points of the changes:

  • Mardi Gras, the 1st LNG-powered ship to function in the Western Hemisphere and showcasing the 1st roller coaster at sea, will now enter into company from Port Canaveral, Fla. on Feb. 6, 2021. Itineraries out of Port Canaveral for departures from Nov. 14, 2020 to Jan. thirty, 2021 have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Radiance’s $200 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 assessing shipyard alternatives to entire the transformation, but the ship is most likely not going to be accomplished till the spring.
  • As a consequence of the delayed arrival of Carnival Radiance, Carnival Breeze will be redeployed from Fort Lauderdale to Port Canaveral and will suppose the itineraries for Carnival Radiance from Nov. 8, 2020 to Apr. 24, 2021. Consequently, guests on 18 Carnival Breeze sailings from Fort Lauderdale scheduled to function from Nov. 7, 2020 to Mar. 7, 2021 are remaining notified that their cruises have been cancelled.
  • Carnival Magic’s transatlantic and European itineraries from Mar. thirteen, 2021 to May possibly three, 2021 have been cancelled. Seven sailings previously scheduled for Carnival Breeze from Fort. Lauderdale from Mar. thirteen to Apr. 24, 2021 will go to Miami and individuals guests will sail on the exact same itinerary, but on Carnival Magic running from PortMiami.

“We continue on to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world-wide commerce, community well being and our cruise functions. In addition to our existing pause in company, there have been several other unintended outcomes, together with shipyard, dry dock and ship delivery delays, and associated changes to our deployment plans for our fleet,” claimed Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  “When we had hoped to make up construction time on Mardi Gras more than the summer time, it really is crystal clear we will need additional time to entire this outstanding ship.  We share our guests’ disappointment and respect their endurance as we do the job by way of this unprecedented time in our business and the lives of so several men and women.  We stay fully commited to functioning with authorities, community well being and marketplace officers to aid the reaction to the pandemic and to return to functions when the time is suitable.”

Visitor and travel agent notifications will be emailed more than the course of the working day on Tuesday, July 7.  Carnival expressed its appreciation for their guests’ and travel agent partners’ endurance as it