As the world continues to fight the novel Coronavirus, Cruise Lines continue to extend shutdowns, delay future ships and, in some cases, retire vessels early. Luckily with Carnival Cruise Line, no ships have officially been named for retirement, but we have seen another wave of cancellations. This wave of cancellations is not due to a further sail suspension but due to delayed shipyard operations.
The largest and most anticipated Carnival ship of all time, the Mardi Gras, was set to debut in November 2020 and has now been delayed until February 2020 out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This delay comes directly due to shipyard delays due to shutdowns.
Mardi Gras Cancelled Sailings:
-All Port Canaveral Sailings from November 14, 2020, through and including January 30, 2020.
The former Carnival Victory was set to undergo a significant bow to stern transformations and emerge as the Carnival Radiance with new venues, staterooms, and more. Shipyard shutdowns have led to delays in the original dry dock schedule.
Carnival Radiance Cancelled Sailings:
-All sailings up to and including April 24, 2021.
Carnival Breeze will take the place of the Carnival Radiance. The Breeze will be redeployed from Fort Lauderdale to Cape Canaveral and assume all of the Carnival Radiance itineraries. This will result in the cancelation of all Carnival Breeze sailings from Fort Lauderdale from November 7, 2020, to March 7, 2021. Carnival Breeze sailings originally planned to sail from Fort Lauderdale from March 13, 2021, to April 24, 2021, will move to Port Miami, sail the same itineraries but on Carnival Magic.
Carnival Magic's transatlantic and European itineraries from March 13, 2021, to May 3, 2021, have been cancelled as Carnival Magic will operate out of Port Miami. The Magic will assume the Carnival Breeze itineraries from March 13, 2021, to April 24, 2021, but will sail from Port Miami.