Carnival May Resume Cruises from Galveston August 1st

In a May 4th news release, Carnival Corporation announced they may operate Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Vista cruises from Galveston beginning August 1st.

A second release on the same day clarified the cruise line’s plans for resumed operations with the following statement. “Any resumption of cruise operations – whenever that may be – is fully dependent on our continued efforts in cooperation with federal, state, local and international government officials. In our continued support of public health efforts, any return to service will also include whatever enhanced operational protocols and social gathering guidelines that are in place at the time of the resumption of cruise operations.  We are committed to supporting all public health efforts to manage the COVID-19 situation and will continue to keep our guests, travel agent partners and other stakeholders informed.”

Carnival has cancelled all North American cruises through July 31st.

See available August cruises from Galveston at CruiseCritic.

Carnival Will Soon Return to Ports in Grand Turk, Puerto Rico

In an October 20th message from Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy, Carnival announced that they will soon return to several ports damaged by recent hurricanes.

The message stated that the Caribbean is open for business and linked to a Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s website.

Carnival will resume visits to Grand Turk in the next couple weeks. Visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico will resume on November 30th, and stops in St. Thomas and St. Maarten will resume in January of 2018.

See the full message from Christine Duffy below.  Continue reading