Carnival Cruise Line Cancels U.S. Cruises Through 31MAR, Add'l Sailings Due to Dry Dock Work

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Carnival Freedom is one of the Carnival Cruise Line ships whose sailings have been further
delayed, to 10APR. Photo by roger4336 is licensed under 
CC BY-SA 2.0

Carnival Cruise Line has extended its pause for all U.S. operations through 31MAR, 2021, as well as select ships and homeport operations related to itineraries and dry dock work. 

The company says booked guests and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and their options for a future cruise credit and onboard credit package, or a full refund. 

The cancellations include:

  • All embarkations from U.S. homeports through 3MAR1, 2021
  • Carnival Freedom from Galveston through 10APR, 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 CDC)
  • Carnival Miracle from San Diego and San Francisco through 16SEP, 2021 (which includes many 10-day and longer itineraries not allowed under the current CDC guidelines)
  • Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral from 17SEP-18OCT, 2021 (to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work)
  • Carnival Sunshine from Charleston from 11OCT-13NOV, 2021 (to accommodate rescheduled dry dock work)
  • Carnival Spirit’s 15-day cruise from Singapore to Brisbane on 12JUN, 2021 (consistent with the current limitations on international travel in place in Australia). 

“We are sorry to disappoint our guests, as we can see from our booking activity that there is clearly a pent-up demand for cruising on Carnival. We appreciate their patience and support as we continue to work on our plans to resume operations in 2021 with a gradual, phased in approach,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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