Carnival cancels November sailings from Port Canaveral, Miami

Dave Berman
 
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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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It looks like a significant restart to cruising in November is off the table.

Citing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, three of the world’s biggest cruise lines — Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises — late Tuesday canceled all or most of their sailings worldwide through the end of November.

The cancellations came just a day after another big cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line, canceled all sailings through the end of November. Several other major brands including Princess Cruises, Holland America and Carnival Cruise Line also have canceled all or most November sailings and even some December sailings.

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Until Tuesday, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and

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Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 95% of the cruise industry, introduced mandatory requirements to be able to set sail again.

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A week after the CDC extended its “no-sail” order, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. have canceled sailings through November, a month past the order’s expiration date. 

On Tuesday, Royal Caribbean Group,  the parent company of  flagship Royal Caribbean International, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises and Silversea Cruises,  announced it was extending its own operational suspension through Nov. 30. 

There was one exception to the cancellation: it is going forward with Hong Kong cruises scheduled for November.

However, Celebrity and Azamara have canceled additional sailings. Celebrity Cruises suspended its full 2020/2021 winter program in Australia and Asia and likewise Azamara canceled its 2020/2021 winter sailings in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, according to a news release on the company’s website.

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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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You’ll now have to wait until at least December to take a cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The parent company of the three brands, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, on Monday said it would extend its halt to cruise operations through at least Nov. 30.

Until today, the company only had canceled sailings through the end of October.

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The Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announcement comes just four days after one of the line’s biggest rivals, cruise giant Carnival, canceled most departures through January. Carnival still hopes to operate some sailings in November and December out of just two

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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

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After 10 years of sailing, Marella Cruises is retiring the cruise ship Marella Dream, which will leave the TUI cruise brand with four remaining ships, and multiple cruises planned for 2021 subsequently cancelled.

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All sailings which were due to take place on the Marella Dream from 26 October 2021 onwards will now be cancelled, and all affected customers are currently being notified.

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TUI has cancelled numerous cruising holidays for 2021, as one of its ships in the fleet is set to be retired (Photo: Shutterstock)

Alongside this, TUI holidaymakers who were booked to travel on the Marella Dream for summer 2021 will have their booking automatically moved to the Marella Discovery ship instead.

The ship will now sail from Palma instead of Port Canaveral, Florida, and cover the Marella Dream’s Mediterranean itineraries.

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For cruisers based in North America, it may seem like the entire cruise industry still is shut down.

Not a single cruise ship is sailing with passengers on the entire continent, and the lines that North Americans know best — Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Line, to name a few — already have canceled nearly every departure through early November.

But the reality is that a growing number of cruise lines around the world have been tiptoeing back into operation in recent months.

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Coronavirus testing will be compulsory for all cruise passengers and crew members prior to boarding as major cruise lines look to restart voyages in the US. The CLIA, a trade group representing 95 percent of the world’s ocean cruise capacity, revealed on Monday that extensive health and safety measures have been announced for its members. Another of the new health and safety measures requires passengers and crew wearing masks while onboard wherever social distancing cannot be maintained.

Global chair of CLIA Adam Goldstein said: “We are in a position to announce mandatory core elements of health protocols that we see as a path [to the resumption of cruising].”

Kelly Craighead, the president and chief executive of CLIA said: “Based on what we are seeing in Europe, and following months of collaboration with leading public health experts, scientists, and governments, we are confident that these measures will provide a pathway for

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