Carnival cancels November sailings from Port Canaveral, Miami

Dave Berman
 
| Florida Today

Carnival Cruise Line on Monday canceled its November sailings from Port Canaveral, saying they “will not be feasible,” even if a federal no-sail order is lifted by then.

Cruising has been shut down at Port Canaveral and other U.S. ports since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Carnival was hoping to resume sailings from Port Canaveral and PortMiami in November, assuming the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention does not extend its no-sail order beyond its current Oct. 31 end date.

But Carnival on Monday announced it will wait until at least December to start sailing again.

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“Carnival continues to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual, phased-in approach,

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Carnival Cruise Line cancels cruises through November

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Cruisers disembark from the Carnival Sensation at PortMiami on Monday, March 9, 2020, one day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised all Americans to avoid cruise ships because they are exceptionally dangerous for COVID-19 spread.

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Less than two weeks after Carnival Cruise Line said it would begin to restart cruises from PortMiami and Port Canaveral on Nov. 1, on Monday the company canceled all cruises through the end of November.

Cruises are currently banned in the U.S. through Oct. 31 after the White House blocked the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from extending its “no-sail” order until February 2021 as it had planned. The industry first shut down passenger cruises in mid-March amid COVID-19 outbreaks on several ships.

Carnival Cruise Line was the only major cruise company that said it intended to restart limited cruising Nov. 1. All others previously canceled

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Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Miami And Port Canaveral Cruises For November 2020

MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line has notified guests and travel agents that it is cancelling the remaining cruises for the six total ships operating from PortMiami and Port Canaveral for November 2020. 

It has also cancelled five cruises scheduled to operate from Sydney, Australia from Jan. 16 – Feb. 8, 2021.

Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) decision to extend its no-sail order for cruise operations until Oct. 31, Carnival cancelled all but PortMiami and Port Canaveral cruises for the rest of the year.  It has now determined that November 2020 operations will not be feasible.

Carnival continues to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual, phased-in approach, designating Miami and Port Canaveral as the first two homeports for embarkations.  Cruises currently scheduled for December from those two homeports remain in

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Royal Caribbean Extends Sailing Suspension Until November

Royal Caribbean Cruises has extended the suspension of cruise sailings until Nov. 30, excluding sailings from Hong Kong. The cruise operator has taken the decision due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has dented the demand for voyages.

Royal Caribbean (RCL) said that its cruise brand Celebrity Cruises will suspend the full 2020/21 winter program in Australia and Asia. Its Azamara cruises will also cancel their 2020/21 winter sailings throughout Australia & New Zealand, South Africa and South America.

On Aug. 10, the company reported 2Q loss of $6.13 per share, which was larger than analysts’ loss expectations of $4.82. The 2Q revenues of $175.6 million, however, surpassed the Street consensus of $43.5 million. (See RCL stock analysis on TipRanks)

On Sept. 25, Barclays analyst Felicia Hendrix upgraded the stock to Buy from Hold, saying that risk/rewards in the cruise space are very attractive in the U.S. leisure sector.

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Singapore to resume cruises to nowhere for residents from November

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Two cruise lines have been given the green light to offer “cruises to nowhere” from Singapore starting in November, following the development of a set of safety guidelines to prevent the on-board spread of the coronavirus.

These will be round trip cruises with no ports of call.

Genting Cruise Lines’ World Dream will begin sailing on Nov 6, while Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas ship will begin sailing in December.

All passengers will have to be tested for Covid-19 prior to boarding as part of the STB’s CruiseSafe programme, jointly developed by global classification body DNV GL.

They will also have to comply with safe management measures, such as mask-wearing and safe distancing of 1m between groups of passengers.

The Straits Times reported last Wednesday (Sept 30) that the STB had appointed DNV GL to create a certification programme for cruise lines that are keen

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More Major Cruise Lines Cancel Sailings Through November

Despite getting the green light from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — albeit under murky circumstances — several major cruise lines have decided against making the grand return to sailing this November.



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Late Tuesday, three major cruise lines — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and MSC Cruises — canceled all or most of their sailings worldwide through the end of November. This news comes shortly after Norwegian Cruise Line extended its cancellations through the end of November, also impacting itineraries aboard Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

These cruise lines join the ranks of other brands such as Princess Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, which have canceled most of their November sailings and even some itineraries originally slated for December.

A few cruise operators such as MSC Cruises have resumed limited sailings in Europe, but Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian,

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Jet2 cancels holidays to Tenerife, Lanzarote & Gran Canaria until November

JET2 has cancelled more holidays to the Spanish islands as the country remains on the UK quarantine list.

Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have all been affected by the cancellations.

Jet2 has cancelled holidays and flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria

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Jet2 has cancelled holidays and flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran CanariaCredit: Alamy Live News

The tour operator announced the cancellations are until November 1, due to the ongoing travel restrictions.

They announced in a statement on social media: “Due to the current government travel advice, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays to the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria) up to and including October 31st.

“Where customers are affected by any programme changes, we have been repeatedly recognised for how we have been looking after them and we will be automatically cancelling affected bookings with a full refund.”

They added: “We know how much customers want

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Carnival Cruise Line targets November for Florida sailings

Carnival Cruise Line announced on Thursday that it has canceled all cruises through December, with the exception of those leaving from Port Canaveral and Miami. A statement released by Carnival on Thursday said that following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s extension to the no-sail order for cruise ships and cruises from all U.S. home ports except Port Canaveral and Miami are canceled through December. Carnival said it is working toward the resumption of cruises, with Port Canaveral and Miami being the first two home ports for embarkations. While cruises out of Port Canaveral and Miami in November and December remain on the schedule, Carnival said people with reservations can cancel and get a future cruise credit or full refund. The cruise industry shutdown has led to huge losses and job cuts in Port Canaveral.The port’s major source of money, cruise ship revenue, is expected to drop by almost … Read More

CDC extends cruise ban, but Port Canaveral still ready for November

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended a no-sail order for cruise lines from U.S. ports through Oct. 31, the cruise industry was already in a holding pattern until at least November. Despite the potential for a further extension in another month, Port Canaveral and at least one cruise line are prepping for the return of sailing.

Cruise lines have been under the order since mid-March as part of the CDC’s efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus, but have also voluntarily suspended sailings. All member lines to trade group Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) had earlier this summer already halted plans to get back to business until at least Nov. 1.

So now with the CDC update, the dates match, but it could have been longer.

Ahead of Wednesday night’s extension, media outlets including Axios and The New York Times reported the head of the CDC wanted

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Cruises in U.S. waters halted until at least November

Cruise ships will be barred from sailing in U.S. waters for at least another month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday, extending its “no sail” order through October.



a large ship in the water with a city in the background: The Carnival Miracle cruise ship sits near the Long Beach port off the coast of California on April 23, 2020.


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The Carnival Miracle cruise ship sits near the Long Beach port off the coast of California on April 23, 2020.

That’s a far shorter extension than what the CDC originally proposed to the White House coronavirus task force, which was that cruise ships should not sail until at least February.

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But the February extension was nixed after a meeting between the CDC and members of the task force, according to officials familiar with the situation.

“Recent outbreaks on cruise ships overseas provide current evidence that cruise ship travel continues to transmit and amplify the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” the CDC said in a press

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