Carnival extends sailing suspension

Carnival Cruise Lines has extended its suspension of all North American sailings until June 26th.

The company, which announced the extension in a tweet, did not elaborate as to whether this would be extended to all Carnival Corp brands, which include Aida, Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa, Cunard, Holland American Lines, P&O Cruises (UK), P&O Cruises (Australia), Princess Cruises, and Seabourn. Each brand is run independently.

Carnival Sunrise’s seasonal itineraries, which launch from New York, have been cancelled this summer and autumn.

On April 9th The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) extended its No Sail Order for all cruise ships for 100 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register (i.e. to July 18th), or until the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a public health emergency, or if the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order. An earlier No Sail Order was issued on March 14th, which would have run through to June 22nd.