Tag Archives: OPERATIONS

Carnival Cruise Line Resumes Guest Operations from PortMiami, Bolstering Economic Impact

Carnival Cruise Line kicked off its first cruise in almost 16 months from PortMiami, The Cruise Capital of the World, today with the departure of Carnival Horizon, providing a significant boost to the local economy and the tens of thousands of jobs in South Florida that are supported by the cruise industry.

Carnival’s resumption of service in Miami provides guests with a much-anticipated vacation and is a further boost to the economy both locally and throughout the state.  Florida is number . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Resumes Operations from PortMiami This Afternoon, Carnival Horizon Joined By Mardi Gras for a Special Sailaway Moment

Carnival Cruise Line returned to guest operations from PortMiami with Carnival Horizon’s departure this afternoon – the line’s first sailing from the port in nearly 16 months.  Carnival Horizon was joined by Mardi Gras, the line’s newest and most innovative ship, for a special sailaway moment in the PortMiami channel on departure.

Carnival Horizon is sailing on a six-day Caribbean cruise to Amber Cove (Dominican Republic) and the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, part of its year-round . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Breeze Returns to Service from Galveston Today; Third Carnival Cruise Line Ship to Resume Guest Operations

Carnival Breeze returns to service today when it departs on a four-day cruise from Galveston, part of its popular schedule of short cruises from that port. The ship is the line’s third to resume service, following the sailings of Carnival Vista from Galveston and Carnival Horizon from Miami in early July.

“We’re delighted that Carnival Breeze is our first ship to return operating short cruise itineraries and our second ship to resume from the Port of Galveston,” said Christine Duffy, president . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Resumes Operations from PortMiami This Afternoon, Carnival Horizon Joined By Mardi Gras for a Special Sailaway Moment

Carnival Cruise Line returned to guest operations from PortMiami with Carnival Horizon’s departure this afternoon – the line’s first sailing from the port in nearly 16 months.  Carnival Horizon was joined by Mardi Gras, the line’s newest and most innovative ship, for a special sailaway moment in the PortMiami channel on departure.

Carnival Horizon is sailing on a six-day cruise to Amber Cove (Dominican Republic) and the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay, part of its year-round schedule . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Announces Cruise Directors for Four Ships as it Prepares to Restart Guest Operations This Summer

As Carnival Cruise Line prepares for its summer restart, the company announced today the slate of cruise directors who will entertain guests on its first four ships sailing from Miami, Galveston and Seattle.

At the helm of the excitement on board will be Jonathan “Cookie” Adams on Carnival Breeze and Kyndall Magyar on Carnival Vista from Galveston, as well as Chris Salazar on Carnival Horizon from Miami and Jen Baxter on Carnival Miracle from Seattle this July.

“As we continue to ramp up . . .  READ MORE

Walking on Sunshine – Carnival President Christine Duffy Visits First Carnival Cruise Line Ship Since Pause in Operations

For the first time since the cruise industry’s pause in guest operations in March 2020, Carnival President Christine Duffy today went on board one of the company’s ships, Carnival Sunshine.

The team of Carnival Sunshine, which was docked at PortMiami’s Terminal E, provided Christine a warm welcome as she met with senior officers, toured the ship with Captain Leonardo Contarino, Chief Engineer Dinko Biskupovic and Hotel Director Steve Scandale, and engaged with the crew members who are on . . .  READ MORE

Holland America Line Extends Pause in Cruise Operations

As Holland America Line continues to prepare and develop its plans to meet the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the company is extending its pause of cruise operations for all departures through April 30, 2021. This includes Alaska, Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Canada/New England departures.

The line also will cancel all Alaska cruises through mid-May, Alaska departures on three ships through . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Sets 2021 Dry Docks For Three Ships and Defers Their Return to Operations Until After Work Is Completed

Carnival Cruise Line has established dry dock plans for three of its ships, and as part of its gradual, phased-in return to operations in 2021, will defer the deployment of the vessels until after the work is completed.

In a letter to guests and travel agents, Carnival advised that it has cancelled cruises on Carnival Magic (up to and including the embarkation on Sept. 24, 2021), Carnival Paradise (up to and including the embarkation on May 31, 2021) and Carnival Valor (up to and including the . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Cancels Additional Cruises As It Works To Meet CDC Requirements to Resume Operations In 2021

As it continues to build and implement its plan to meet the requirements of the Framework for Resuming Cruise Ship Operations Order issued on Oct. 30 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Carnival Cruise Line notified guests and travel agents that it has cancelled additional cruises for the first part of 2021, including:

  • All embarkations from U.S. homeports from Jan. 1-31.
  • Additionally, Baltimore, Charleston, Jacksonville, Long Beach, Mobile, New Orleans and San Diego embarkations through Feb. 28.
  • Embarkations on Carnival Legend out of Tampa through March 26.

Carnival is in the process of building a gradual, phased in approach to resume guest operations, which will focus initially on Miami and Port Canaveral, . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Corporation’s North American Brands Extend Pause in Cruise Operations

Carnival Corporation (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise company, today announced that its North American cruise line brands will extend their existing pause in operations, suspending cruise voyages between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

“Our highest responsibility and top priorities are always compliance, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, the people in communities we touch, our crew and shoreside employees,” said Arnold . . .  READ MORE