Carnival Cruise Line has delayed its return to voyage again as it canceled its scheduled February departures from Port Canaveral in Miami and Galveston, Texas.
The cruise line also delayed the first voyage of the new vessel, Mardi Gras, in Port Canaveral until April 24th.
Carnival Cruise Line President Christin Duffy said the cruise line would need more time to comply with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus-related guidelines for cruise ships to return to voyage.
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“We apologize to our guests, but we are planning to resume operations in 2021, so we need to continue to approach carefully, carefully and carefully,” Duffy said in a statement released Thursday. It was. “Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, crew and visiting communities is at the forefront of our decisions and operations.”
The carnival said it has notified customers and travel agencies of the latest cancellations.
Mardi Gras is the largest carnival vessel with a maximum capacity of 6,630 people. It is the first cruise ship in the Americas powered by liquefied natural gas and will be equipped with BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea.
Carnival said it would deliver the vessel from Finland’s Meyer Turku shipyard later this month, meet the CDC requirements, and eventually set sail for the United States.
When the cruise stopped in March due to a pandemic, three carnival vessels were based in Port Canaveral — Breeze, Elation and Liberty.
This story will be updated.
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Carnival Cancels February Cruises From Canaveral Port, Other Ports
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