Carnival Cruise Line cancels cruises for next 30 days due to Coronavirus
Carnival Cruise Line will suspend all of its North American cruises between March 14 and April 9, 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Carnival, along with all the major cruise lines, opted to halt sailings for at least 30 days.
Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily pausing service effective with sailings departing Saturday, March 14 through April 09, 2020 across its fleet of North America based ships. We will resume service on April 10. COVID-19 has now turned into a global pandemic and we are committed to doing our part to support public officials in their efforts to manage and contain this unprecedented public health situation.
All affected guests will be receiving an email with our compensation offer. We extend our sincere apologies for the disruption to your vacation plans and look forward to welcoming you on a future Carnival cruise.
Carnival will resume on Friday, April 10, 2020.
President Donald Trump tweeted initially that Carnival would be doing this, but the cruise line has since confirmed the decision.
At my request, effective midnight tonight, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and MSC have all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for thirty days. It is a great and important industry – it will be kept that way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020
Royal Caribbean, MSC, Princess, Disney and many other cruise lines have implemented similar policies.