Carnival extends pause in operations, cancelations by other cruise lines might follow

Jan 06, 2021

With the latest announcement from Carnival Cruise Line issued in a press release today notifying guests of additional cruise cancellations, other cruise lines are expected to follow the suit.

After pushing back their pause in operations many times, Carnival hopes to set sail from the US ports after March 31, 2021.

According to the latest press release the cancellations include:

  • - All embarkations from U.S. homeports through March 31, 2021
  • - Carnival Freedom from Galveston through April 10, 2021 (which includes a repositioning of the ship from Galveston to Seattle and a 17-day Carnival Journeys cruise which is not allowed under the current guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
  • - Carnival Miracle from San Diego and San Francisco through September 16, 2021 (which includes many 10-day and longer itineraries not allowed under the current CDC guidelines)
  • - Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral from September 17-October 18, 2021 (to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work)
  • - Carnival Sunshine from Charleston from October 11-November 13, 2021 (to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work)
  • - Carnival Spirit's 15-day cruise from Singapore to Brisbane on June 12, 2021 (consistent with the current limitations on international travel in place in Australia).


The recent cancelations of crew sign-on dates by Celebrity Cruises suggest that the company might also push back the restart date accordingly. According to our source, the crew with sign-on dates for mid-January who needed to join Celebrity Edge ad Celebrity Equinox were canceled without new specific board dates. 

In a letter sent to the crew, Celebrity cruises notified them that the company has yet to receive the required clearances and will need to once again postpone the crew's assignment. Celebrity Cruises said they will revisit crew movement timeline and determine a new date to bring the crew back to the ships. The company is committed to bringing back first the crew with postponed sing on dates only when they are certain that the return onboard is guaranteed and seamless.