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Carnival Cruise Line cancels all North American cruises through September 30

Carnival Cruise Line cancels all North American cruises through September 30

Following up on last week's CLIA announcement, Carnival Cruise Line announced it will cancel all of its North American cruises through September 30, 2020.

Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy indicated that Carnival would voluntarily extend its pause in North America by cancelling all cruises through September 30.

“We have watched with great interest as commerce, travel and personal activities have begun to start back up, and once we do resume service, we will take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we bring our ships to in order to maintain public confidence in our business.  Nevertheless, we apologize for disrupting your vacation plans and appreciate your patience as we work through these decisions,” Duffy said in the letter.

As with previous pause announcements, Carnival is giving guests who wish to move their booking to a later date a rebooking offer that combines a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) and  either a $300 or $600 Onboard Credit (OBC) that has proven very popular with their guests.  Guests, as always, have the option to receive a full refund.  The process is fully automated so that guests can submit their preference online and they have until May 31, 2021 to make a selection.

Today's announcement by Carnival specifically mentions North America, and does not have any news about sailings outside of North America.