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Carnival Cruise Line extends sailing suspension to June 27

Carnival Cruise Line has extended the suspension of sailings until June 27.

The US line initially paused operations last month along with other brands under the Carnival Corporation umbrella.

The extension follows the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended a ‘no sail order’ on Thursday for cruise ships for at least 100 days or until US health authorities declare the coronavirus pandemic over.

Carnival Cruise Line is notifying passengers that more cruises are being cancelled as its pause in North American operations is extended, with plans to resume sailings by most ships on June 27.

The following sailings have been cancelled:

  • All ships sailings through to and including June 26
  • All San Francisco sailings through 2020
  • All Carnival Sunrise sailings through and including October 19
  • All Carnival Legend sailings through and including October 30
  • All Carnival Radiance sailings through and including November 1

Passenger booked on cancelled departures are being given the option of receiving full refunds or a 100% cruise credit and $600 on board credit per cabin for cruises of six or more days duration or 100% cruise credit and $300 on board credit for cruises of five days or less.

The company said: “Carnival Cruise Line shares the global priorities of health and safety for all.

“We will use this extended pause to continue to take care of the crew that remains on board and continue to bring non-essential crew home.

“We are actively engaged with the industry and our stakeholders on additional protocols that we will be implementing when we resume service.

“We are dedicated to maintaining confidence in our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve.

“We are communicating directly with our guests and travel agent partners and have worked to minimise the disruption by automating the process so that guests and travel agents can manage their options online.

“Our offices remain closed at the direction of local government, and while our customer contact centre team is now taking calls at home, technology limitations continue to impact productivity and our level of support.

“We appreciate the patience of our guests and travel advisors during this unprecedented time.”

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