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Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line extends cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line has pushed back its planned return by another six weeks to June 27.

The revised date, from a previously announced return in mid-May follows the CDC's extension of a 'No Sail' order for all ships in US waters.

All cruise ship operations in North America were suspended in mid-March after a couple of highly damaging outbreaks aboard Carnival Corp owned ships.

"The measures we are taking to stop the spread of covid-19 are necessary to protect Americans, and we will continue to provide critical public health guidance to the industry to limit the impacts," the CDC said last week.

There are currently about 100 idle cruise ships in ports and around US territorial waters which must stay idle for the 'No Sail' period.

Up to 20 ships have confirmed or suspected cases of covid-19 among crew members.

The cruise line said customers can use the online tools to manage their booking and search for options.

"As always, we want to extend our thanks to all our guests and travel agent partners for continuing to support us," Carnival said.

"We are actively engaged with the industry and our stakeholders on additional protocols that we will be implementing when we resume service."

Meanwhile, Carnival Sunrise cruises out of coronavirus hotspot New York are canceled for the rest of the year.

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