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Carnival Extends Suspension; Cancels Cruises Through May 11

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Carnival Cruise Line announced Monday morning that they have canceled all sailings through May 11, 2020.

Originally, ships were scheduled to resume sailing in early April, following a temporary suspension of cruises that was announced on March 13.

As the lights aboard the Carnival Freedom say, the ships will be back. However, Carnival’s ships will now not be sailing again until May.

The company announced in mid-March that Carnival Radiance, which is currently in dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, was also going to be delayed until June 2020.

Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement, “We are working with our guests to address this disruption to their vacation plans and extend our apologies.”

READ MORE: Carnival Gives Update on Crew Onboard

The statement went on to read, “This decision also has implications for the thousands of our crew members who remain on our ships, and just like they have always taken care of our guests, we are working diligently to continue to take care of them and get them home where possible.”

CARNIVAL RADIANCE

The introduction of the Carnival Radiance, aka the fully-transformed Carnival Victory, has also been delayed by the current situation. (Photo via Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Details Compensation

Carnival has outlined the compensation offered for their canceled cruises.

Cruises six or more days 

  • Option 1: Passengers can receive a 100 percent future cruise credit, plus $600 on board credit per stateroom to be used on their next cruise.
  • Option 2: Guests who opt not to take a future cruise credit can receive a 100 percent refund.

Cruises five days or less 

  • Option 1: Passengers can receive a 100 percent future cruise credit, plus $300 on board credit per stateroom to be used on their next cruise.
  • Option 2: Guests who opt not to take a future cruise credit can receive a 100 percent refund.

You can find the compensation form here.

Where The Other Cruise Lines Currently Stand

Photo via Royal Caribbean

Carnival’s announcement was not entirely unexpected. It comes only days after Royal Caribbean became the first cruise line to announce plans to extend the period during which they wouldn’t be sailing. In a statement, Royal said they were now planning to resume sailing on May 12, adding that circumstances could push the Alaska season back as far as early July.

READ MORE: Royal Caribbean Extends Shutdown Until Early May

But that could largely rely on Seattle’s cruise decision. At the moment, the Washington-state port is shut down until further notice. Even before Carnival announced they were extending their no-sail period, they’d canceled several April sailings of the Carnival Spirit out of Seattle.

Meanwhile, Carnival’s Australian division has taken things even further, saying that ships will not begin sailing there until at least June 15.

On Monday morning, MSC Cruises announced a global suspension of its cruises through May 29. Later that afternoon, Norwegian Cruise Line said they would welcome guests back on May 11, 2020.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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