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Four Carnival Ships Set to Resume This Month

Carnival Cruise Line is set to resume sailings on four more ships this month.

Carnival Radiance is setting sail from Long Beach on December 13 after a major renovation that included a name change.

Other ships in the fleet that will be returning include Carnival Conquest, Liberty, and Sunshine, all from Miami. Carnival Liberty and Sunshine are returning to service earlier than originally scheduled so they can take over on sailings for Carnival Horizon, which is experiencing a propulsion issue.

With the addition of these four ships, Carnival will have 18 ships sailing with guests by the end of the year.

Committee in Key West Protests Arrival of Norwegian Dawn

The Key West Committee for Safer, Cleaner ships staged a protest at the island’s cruise port on Thursday.

Last year, Key West residents voted to restrict the number and size of cruise ships that visited its port, but the vote was overturned by Florida governor Ron DeSantis.

This week, those against large cruise ships docking in Key West showed up to protest the arrival of Norwegian Dawn, holding up signs that said “No Big Ships,” “Stop The Silt,” and “We Voted No.”

Despite the interruptions in the port area and from boats in the water, the ship was able to dock in Key West anyway.

Carnival Australia Extends Cruise Pause

And finally, Carnival Australia has extended its operational pause down under.

Cruises on the line’s two ships there, Carnival Splendor and Spirit, have been canceled through mid-April. Previously, sailings had been canceled until early March.

Passengers booked on affected sailings can choose between a future cruise credit with additional onboard credit or a full refund. 

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