Carnival Cruises Cancels Trips Into Spring 2021, Announces Sale of Some of its Fleet

Lizzy Buczak
September 17, 2020 - 3:53 pm

Carnival Cruise Line won't be setting sail anytime soon as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a chunk out of its business.

The company announced in a press release that additional voyages will be canceled into the spring of 2021.

The four ships being delayed are Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Valor, and Carnival Spirit.

"As we continue to work through issues related to our eventual return to operations, we are committed to providing our guests and travel agent partners with certainty where we can, although we regret disappointing our guests," Carnival Cruise Line President Christina Duffy said in the press release.

Here’s the list of delayed cruises:

- Carnival Magic: Itineraries from Miami are canceled until March 13.

- Carnival Paradise: Itineraries from Tampa are canceled until March 19.

- Carnival Valor: Itineraries from New Orleans are canceled until April 29.

- Carnival Spirit: Itineraries from Brisbane are canceled through May 16.
(The first sailing will be the Singapore to Brisbane voyage on June 12.)

This comes as Carnival suspended voyages for over six months now due to the novel virus.

Carnival will also be selling at least 18 ships in an effort to remove less-efficient ships from its fleet.

Among those ships are the Carnival Fascination, which launched in 1994, and Carnival Imagination, which launched in 1995.

The company already sold Carnival Fantasy and Inspiration in July.

Back in August, the cruise industry announced that it was voluntarily suspending all cruises in the U.S. until "at least" October 31, 30-days beyond the date the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's "no-sail" order is set to expire.

"The extension will allow additional time for our ocean-going members to work with outside experts and partners to develop enhanced public health protocols," Bari Golin-Blaugrund, senior director of strategic communications for Cruise Lines International Association, told USA TODAY.

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