As of September 3, 2020, Carnival Cruise Line has expanded their list of cruise cancellations. With the CDC No Sail Order still in effect through October 31, there’s been another reshuffling of the deck chairs for the next round of cruises to cancel.
List of Carnival cruise cancellations
This time, the latest round of Carnival cruise cancellations finds some ships not sailing into 2022. Itineraries and deployments change as Carnival continues to send older ships to the scrapyard.
Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration are at the Aliaga, Turkey ship breaking yard. Carnival Imagination is en route and scheduled to arrive in Turkey mid-September. Carnival Fascination long-term layup – translation: will probably soon head to meet sister ships in Aliaga, Turkey.
Carnival Sensation to relocate from Miami to Mobile
With Carnival Fantasy sold and Carnival Fascination in “indefinite layup”, the port of Mobile was looking at a bleak future. Carnival Sensation will take over the Mobile itineraries from the two “lost” ships. Guests booked on either of the other ships will be moved to Carnival Sensation.
Carnival canceled cruises include (New as of Sept. 3, 2020 in bold):
- All cruises from San Francisco through 2020. Carnival Miracle will cruise from San Francisco with departures in May 2021.
- Carnival Spirit and Carnival Splendor: cruises canceled through and including December 17, 2020.
- Carnival Legend: cruises canceled through October 30, 2020.
- Mardi Gras: sailings November 14, 2020 through and including January 30, 2021
- Carnival Breeze: Fort Lauderdale departures from November 7, 2020 through March 7, 2021.
- Carnival Imagination and Carnival Inspiration: Departures through and including April 19, 2021.
- Carnival Magic: Miami and Ft. Lauderdale cruises through October 31, 2020. Transatlantic and Barcelona sailings from April 10, 2021 through May 3, 2021.
- Carnival Fascination: all cruises through January 9, 2022.
- Carnival Sensation: cruises on March 3, 2022 and March 7, 2022
- Carnival Sunrise: cruises canceled through October 19, 2020. Miami seven- and eight-day cruises from October 9, 2021 through April 30, 2022 are canceled but the March 5, 2022 cruise is still scheduled. Also canceled is the Miami five-day cruise on January 3, 2022.
- Carnival Radiance: all cruises through November 1, 2020. The 9, 12 and 14-day departures from May 2, 2021 through April 29, 2022 are canceled. Also canceled are the shorter five-night holiday sailings from Long Beach, CA on December 23, 2021 and December 28, 2021.
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When will Carnival begin cruising
If a ship isn’t mentioned above then it’s only canceled through and including October 31, 2020. In addition, if the CDC lifts its No Sail Order, in theory Carnival should begin some cruises by November. At least that’s the plan right now.
We should hear fairly soon from the CDC if they decide to extend or cancel their No Sail Order.
Carnival cancellation bonus offers
Carnival will honor this offer for any guests previously booked on voyages departing September 30, 2020 or prior. However, bookings must have been canceled on or after March 6, 2020.
You will receive an automatic refund to your original form of payment for taxes, fees and port expenses. It doesn’t matter whether or not you choose a Future Cruise Credit or a refund to your original method of payment.
Similarly, Carnival Vacation Protection, pre-paid gratuities and pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions, beverage and Wi-Fi packages, and Fun Shop purchases will automatically be refunded.