Carnival Corporation Cancels Cruises Through 2020

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Carnival Corporation’s North American Brands Extend Pause in Cruise Operations

In response to the new CDC Framework for Conditional Sailing, several cruise lines today canceled voyages through December 2020. Carnival Corporation made the announcement on behalf of their North American Brands (Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard North America, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn).

While lifting the CDC No Sail Order was a good step in the right direction for resumption of cruise travel, the in-depth of requirements will require more time. These cruise cancellations further indicated that the cruise lines simply can’t re-staff their ships, perform the simulated voyages, and meet all the standards required to obtain their certificates by December 1.

The release reads:

Pause in operations extends from Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 and includes five brands from the world’s largest cruise company – Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard North America, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn

MIAMI, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company, today announced that its North American cruise line brands will extend their existing pause in operations, suspending cruise voyages between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

“Our highest responsibility and top priorities are always compliance, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in communities we touch, our crew and shoreside employees,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “We continue to work with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and global government and public health authorities, as well as top medical and science experts around the globe, on a comprehensive plan for the eventual restart of cruising in North America.

With their collective guidance, we have developed and continue to update our enhanced health and safety protocols that are in the best interest of our guests, crew and overall public health. Whenever we restart our cruise operations in the U.S., we certainly look forward to welcoming our guests on board.”

Individually, each brand has been communicating and will continue to communicate with guests to provide updates and direction regarding affected cruise vacations.

The date for restarting cruise operations will be communicated by each respective brand and available on their websites.

The company and its brands are also notifying crew members, travel professionals and other stakeholders.

About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is one of the world’s largest leisure travel company with a portfolio of nine of the world’s leading cruise lines. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio features Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises ( Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.

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