Carnival Valor will begin sailing four- and five-night sailing from New Orleans on 1 November
Carnival Cruise Line has announced the next round of ships from its fleet will restart sailing between November 2021 and January 2022.
Carnival Valor will begin sailing four- and five-night cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana, on 1 November, joining Carnival Glory. Carnival Legend will resume service out of Baltimore, Maryland, replacing Carnival Pride, which will restart operations from Baltimore on 12 September before homeporting in Tampa, Florida, following a Panama Canal repositioning cruise. Carnival Pride will also begin sailing from Tampa starting on 14 November.
Carnival Radiance’s maiden voyage will now depart from Long Beach, California, on 13 December instead of 5 November due to a revised dry dock transformation plan. Meanwhile, Carnival Conquest’s restart from Miami, Florida has been rescheduled from 8 October to 13 December. Finally, Carnival Sensation will now resume sailing from Mobile, Alabama, in January 2022 rather than 21 October 2021.
“We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven US homeports by mid-November,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We are making slight adjustments to our timeline to take into account supply chain realities and ensure that our destination and shore excursion offerings can meet the strong demand we are seeing from our guests. Our teams, ship and shore, are prepared to continue delivering on our great guest experience and manage all health and safety protocols.”
Carnival will continue to meet the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s standard of vaccinated cruises, and guests will need to present proof of both vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test at check-in. The cruise line is working to set up mobile pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its homeports as a back-up for vaccinated guests who are not able to arrange to take a test beforehand.
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