Half of Carnival Cruise Line’s US fleet have resumed sailing with Carnival Dream and Carnival Glory resuming operations.
With 11 ships back in service, including new vessel Mardi Gras, additional vessels will resume service throughout the autumn and into early 2022.
The line is now operating from seven US homeports including Miami, Galveston, Seattle, Port Canaveral, Long Beach, Baltimore and New Orleans.
The company started its return to service in July with Carnival Vista.
President Christine Duffy said: “Having half of our US fleet back in operations provides positive economic impact in our homeports and port of call destinations, along with giving our guests their much-needed vacations and helping our crew support their families back home.
“We couldn’t have accomplished this without the support of our travel advisor partners, business partners and port and destinations partners.”
Carnival Dream became the company’s third ship to operate year-round from Galveston when it departed at the weekend on a six-day Caribbean cruise, while Carnival Glory is the first ship to set sail from New Orleans, operating a seven-day voyage to The Bahamas.