Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled more cruises as it has further extended its pause in all operations from US ports until June 30, 2021.

Passengers and travel agents are being notified directly of the cancellations and the options for a future cruise credit plus onboard credit package, or a full refund.

Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We are asking that the cruise industry be treated on par with the approach being taken with other travel and tourism sectors, as well as US society at large.

“While we have not made plans to move Carnival Cruise Line ships outside of our US homeports, we may have no choice but to do so in order to resume our operations which have been on ‘pause’ for over a year.”

She commented: “We know that this is very disappointing to our guests who continue to be eager to sail, and we remain committed to working with the Administration and the CDC [Centers for Disease Control] to find a workable solution that best serves the interest of public health.

“We appreciate the continued patience and support from our loyal guests, travel advisors and business partners as we work on a return-to-service solution.”

To provide flexibility for guests booked on July itineraries that remain in the schedule, Carnival is extending final payment deadlines for all July sailings to May 31, 2021, with the ability to cancel without penalty.