Eight cruise lines under the Carnival Corporation umbrella have announced plans to resume guest operations this year.
The brands are using a phased-in approach to a resumption of service, with sailings announced on 42 ships to date through the end of November. This represents 52 percent of the company’s total capacity across its global fleet of 91 cruise vessels.
Here are the company’s most recent restart announcements:
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will resume guest operations with eight ships by the end of August, including cruises from Galveston, Miami, Port Canaveral, Long Beach, and Seattle. Included in that lineup is the line’s newest and largest ship, Mardi Gras, which is set to sail on July 31 from Port Canaveral.
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Princess is expected to resume voyages in July with Alaska sailings and a series of cruises around the UK, as well as out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale starting in September.
Holland America Line
Holland America is set to resume guest cruises in July with voyages to Alaska, followed by sailings from Greece in August, and from Italy and Spain in September.
This fall, the line will also resume cruises to Mexico, Hawaii, the Caribbean, and the California coast.
Seabourn is expected to resume sailings in July from Greece and Barbados, along with the beginning of the Antarctica season in November.
Cunard will offer a series of cruises along the UK coast starting in July, followed by voyages to the Iberian coast and Canary Islands. In November, Queen Mary 2 will return to service with a combination of transatlantic crossings and Caribbean cruises.
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Queen Mary 2 (Photo courtesy of Cunard)
P&O will offer a series of UK coastal cruises this summer beginning in June, and expand to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coast starting in September.
Costa Cruises resumed guest operations in May with sailings in Italy and Greece, and is now offering cruises to France and Spain in July. In September, the line will add cruises that stop in Portugal and Turkey.
AIDA resumed sailings in the Canary Islands in March, and in Greece and Germany in May. Now, the line is offering additional sailings from Germany, as well as cruises in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Malta starting in July. In November, Persian Gulf itineraries will also be added.
The aforementioned voyages build on recent restarts from AIDA and Costa Cruises, which have been sailing in Europe since March and May, respectively.
“We are excited to see eight of our world-leading cruise line brands sailing this summer, and to date, we’ve announced over half of our capacity returning by the end of the fiscal year, as we work to meet significant pent-up demand for cruising and get back to what we do best – serving our guests with one of the world’s most popular vacations,” said Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation.
He continued, “The broader restart of cruising marks a critical step in the recovery of our brands and the industry as a whole, which provides a major economic impact and supports jobs across multiple sectors around the world.”
In working with global and national health authorities and medical experts, Carnival Corporation’s brands have developed comprehensive health and safety protocols for the entire cruise experience for their initial voyages.
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