Carnival has now canceled most of its remaining 2020 cruises – a sign the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on the cruise industry is far from over.
USA Today reports Carnival has canceled November cruises departing from its home ports of Port Canaveral and Miami after initially leaving them on the schedule. The company is still determining whether December sailings from Port Canaveral and Miami will continue as scheduled.
Important update regarding select sailings out of PortMiami and Port Canaveral for November 2020. pic.twitter.com/ywQvHKZ8Yy— Carnival Cruise Line (@CarnivalCruise) October 12, 2020
Earlier this month Carnival had canceled its cruises for the rest of the year except for the ones out of those two ports. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to set sail in December.
“We continue to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual phased-in approach, starting from PortMiami and Port Canaveral,” the company said in a statement. “Cruises scheduled for December from those two homeports remain in place for the time being while we evaluate options.”
According to a press release from the company, guests that have Carnival cruises booked for December out of Port Canaveral or Port Miami still have the ability to voluntarily cancel their bookings.