Carnival Cruise Line has notified guests of a further extension to their voluntary sailing suspension. All U.S. departures have been cancelled through April 2021, Australian departures until May 19, 2021, and Carnival Legend European Departures from May- October 2021. Carnival's highly-anticipated ship, Mardi Gras, will sadly have her debut delayed until May 29, 2021, from Port Canaveral, FL.
President of Carnival Cruise Line, Christine Duffy, had this to say: "Our guests and travel agent partners continue to express their loyalty to Carnival and their desire to get back on our ships as soon as they can, and we are heartened by the booking demand and activity we continue to see. We are certainly committed to welcoming them back as quickly as possible, but unfortunately, we have determined it's going to take a while longer, and the situation in Europe will also impact Mardi Gras' departure to the U.S., and Carnival Legend's itineraries in Europe."
Carnival if offering a generous compensation to those guests who choose a Future Cruise Credit, or guests can opt for a 100% refund to the original form of payment.