Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled select itineraries for specific operations in 2021, as it implements its plans for the resumption of cruising.
The changes will impact cruise operations in February from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston, as well as the inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras, which will be postponed until Apr. 24, 2021.
“We apologize to our guests but we must continue to take a thoughtful, deliberate and measured approach as we map out our return to operations in 2021,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in a press release statement. “Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we visit is at the forefront of our decisions and operations.”
Mardi Gras will operate from Port Canaveral, and will be the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ship in the Americas. It will also feature BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea.
Carnival will take delivery of the ship from the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland later this month, and it will eventually sail to the U.S. and meet the requirements of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Carnival is also cancelling the remaining itineraries scheduled to operate from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston through Feb. 28.
For more information visit carnival.com.