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Carnival Cruise Line cancels its November 2020 cruises

Following the other major cruise lines, Carnival Cruise Line announced it too has cancelled its November 2020 cruises.

There were six total ships set to sail from PortMiami and Port Canaveral in November 2020, but these are all now cancelled.

Carnival Dream at sea

In a statement on social media, Carnival says its December 2020 cruises remain in place for a potential restart.

Carnival provides update on cruises resuming in new business update

Carnival Corporation provided a business update that reported very good 2021 booking numbers, along with insight into when cruises might restart.

Carnival's next mega ship begins sea trials

Carnival Cruise Line's next giant cruise ship has begun her first set of sailings aimed at testing the ship's seaworthiness.

The Mardi Gras departed the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland on Monday morning to spend the next 10 days at sea.

Once her sea trials are complete, she will return to the dock for final preparations for its departure for the U.S.

Mardi Gras will be the first ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in North America.

Carnival Sells Fascination and Imagination, Cancels Sailings on 4 More Cruise Ships Into 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed it will sell Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination, both of which have been in long-term layup during the ongoing suspension of North American cruising.

Carnival Cruise Cancellation Policy: Can I Get My Money Back?

Update, 12/7/2020: On October 31, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed its no-sail order to expire and issued a conditional sailing framework, to which all ships must adhere in order to resume cruising. Since that time, Carnival Cruise Line has suspended all North American sailings through February 28, 2021.

Carnival will sell five more cruise ships

Carnival Corporation announced on Tuesday it will sell off an additional five cruise ships.

The ships to be sold are in addition to the 13 ships the company previously announced.

In a new business update for shareholders, Carnival Corporation made the announcement that it would sell the ships that were already planned to be sold in the future.

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Carnival's next cruise ship will be named Carnival Celebration

Carnival Cruise Line announced on Friday that the name of its Excel-class cruise ship that will debut in 2022 will be called Carnival Celebration.

When the Carnival Celebration debuts, she will sail from PortMiami in November 2022.

Excel class rear view

Celebration will offer guests the same kind of activities and things to do onboard that the Excel-class is known for, including the BOLT roller coaster at sea.

Carnival hacked by ransomware attack

Carnival Corporation announced it was the victim of a ransomware attack that may have resulted in guest and employee information being compromised.

The ransomware attack occurred on August 15 and the incident was noted in a SEC financial filing.  The SEC filing didn’t say how many people’s personal information may have been accessed, and spokesman Roger Frizzell said in an email that the company wasn’t releasing any information other than what was in the securities filing.

The breach accessed and encrypted a portion of one brand’s information technology systems.

Carnival Cruise Line tests new cruise ship roller coaster

Carnival Cruise Line has released a new video of a test of its new roller coaster concept that will be added to a cruise ship soon.

Known as the BOLT, the new roller coaster will debut on the Carnival Mardi Gras in February.

The test was conducted at the roller coaster manufacturer in Munich, Germany. Mauer Rides tested out the new roller coaster, which will offer guests almost 800 feet of suspended track at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour.

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