Carnival Cruise Line plans to resume service on Aug. 1 with sailings
from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston on eight ships.
Carnival is calling it the first phase of its resumption
plan. The cruise line’s operations pause will extend in all other North
American and Australian markets through Aug. 31.
The cruise line said that any resumption of cruise operations “is
fully dependent on our continued efforts in cooperation with federal, state,
local and international government officials.”
Carnival has not provided itinerary details, but plans to
launch the Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista from Galveston;
the Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation from Miami; and Carnival
Breeze and Carnival Elation from Port Canaveral.
Carnival said it would “engage experts, government officials
and stakeholders on additional protocols and procedures to protect the health
and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve. We appreciate the
understanding and support of our guests and travel agent partners and look
forward to welcoming them on board as the environment for travel and tourism
The line also announced additional cancellations beyond Aug.
31 on the Carnival Spirit, which canceled its Alaska cruises from Seattle as
well as its Vancouver-Honolulu cruise on Sept. 25 and Honolulu-Brisbane
transpacific cruise on Oct. 6.