Has carnival announced that it will resume some of its cruises on August 1st. Travel will continue on eight ships, which depart from Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, and Galveston, Texas Reuters.
All other cruises in North America and Australia will be suspended at least until August 31, Carnival said. Customers who have booked cruises that are subject to cancellation will receive an email with instructions on how to request a refund or other “cancellation offer”. Carnival usually offers the option of a full refund or future cruise credit for canceled trips.
Carnival has canceled a large number of scheduled cruises due to the pandemic after more than 1,500 passengers on its ships were infected – including its Diamond Princess ship that was quarantined outside a Japanese port for almost a month in February. The Princess line is not one of those to be reopened in August Reuters.
The company discontinued all cruises in San Francisco by 2020 and a number of other cruises through various points in July, October and November. In the meantime, the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Friday asked the company to provide documents related to the response to the outbreaks.
“Our goal is the same as the goal of the committee: protection of the health, safety and well-being of our guests and the crew, as well as compliance and environmental protection,” says a statement by the company.