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Published on Friday, September 3, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line announces additional ship restart plans






Carnival Cruise Line outlined the next round of ship restarts for November 2021 and beyond.


It starts with Carnival Valor which joins Carnival Glory in New Orleans with four- and five-night sailings starting on 1 November.


Carnival Legend will restart on 14 November out of Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, which restarts guest operations from Baltimore on 12 September and then moves its homeport to Tampa.


Carnival Radiance begins sailing out of Long Beach on 13 December which is rescheduled from November following a revised dry dock transformation plan.


Additionally Carnival Pride's new service from Tampa is scheduled to start on 14 November while Carnival Conquest's restart from Miami is rescheduled to 13 December.


"We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven US homeports by mid-November," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. 


"We are making slight adjustments to our timeline to take into account supply chain realities and ensure that our destination and shore excursion offerings can meet the strong demand we are seeing."


Guests are advised that cruises in November and December will continue to meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) standard of vaccinated cruises and that guests will need to present proof of both vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test at check-in.


Carnival is working to set up mobile pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its homeports as a back-up alternative for vaccinated guests who aren't able to make arrangements. 


In addition, guests will be asked to wear masks in most indoor venues of the ship where people congregate. 

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