Carnival Cruise Line released its plan to phase back into normal cruise operations but not until August 1, 2020. With the release of this plan, Carnival stated it would extend a pause in shipping operations from June 27-July 31, 2020.
Ships to sail: Galveston: Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Vista Miami: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic and Carnival Sensation Port Canaveral: Carnival Breeze and Carnival Elation Additional Information: Other than the above-referenced service from Galveston, Miami, and Port Canaveral, all other North American and Australian homeport cruises will be canceled through August 31. All Carnival Spirit Alaskan cruises from Seattle will be canceled, as well as the Carnival Spirit Vancouver-Honolulu cruise on September 25 and the Honolulu-Brisbane transpacific cruise on October 6. All Carnival Splendor cruises in Australia from June 19 to August 31 will be canceled.
In a statement Carnival said:
Any resumption of cruise operations – whenever that may be – is fully dependent on our continued efforts in cooperation with federal, state, local and international government officials. In our continued support of public health efforts, any return to service will also include whatever enhanced operational protocols and social gathering guidelines that are in place at the time of the resumption of cruise operations. We are committed to supporting all public health efforts to manage the COVID-19 situation and will continue to keep our guests, travel agent partners and other stakeholders informed. Carnival will cooperate with all CDC guidelines to return to service safely, which includes not all cruise ships sailing at once and service from major and easily accessible ports.