With the news of Disney cruise on cancellation of cruising for December 2020, Carnival Cruise Line has canceled their sailings for early 2021.
The cruise company has also announced that they will be selling Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination ships due to tremendously affect the cruise industry due to COVID-19.
As per the news release, the four impacted ships and resulting cancelled itineraries are:
1. Carnival Magic itineraries operating from Miami will be cancelled until Mar. 13, 2021
2. Carnival Paradise itineraries operating from Tampa will be cancelled until Mar. 19, 2021
3. Carnival Valor itineraries operating from New Orleans will be canceled until Apr. 29, 2021 (including the transatlantic cruise from New Orleans on Jan. 25, 2021, and the return from Barcelona on Feb. 26, 2021)
4. Carnival Spirit itineraries operating from Brisbane will be canceled through May 16, 2021, with the first sailing being the Singapore to Brisbane voyage embarking on June 12, 2021.
In the selling of their 2 ships, Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said, “While we are sad to see Carnival Fascination and Carnival Imagination leave our fleet, it is a necessary move as it allows us to focus on ships that offer the greatest variety of features and stateroom accommodations for our guests,”
British cruise line P&O Cruises, which is part of the Carnival Corporation, has also canceled their sailing for early 2021. During the press release President of P & O Cruises Paul Ludlow said, “With evolving restrictions on travel from the UK, unfortunately, it is necessary to cancel these itineraries”.
All Caribbean cruises sailings are cancelled until the end of January 2021. Sailing from and to Southampton are also cancelled through February as well as Arcadia and Aurora, which have already been cancelled through to the end of their spring world cruises