The Carnival cruise line has announced it will be extending its sailing suspension and cruise cancellations until the end of September 2020.

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Carnival has made the decision to bring about more cancellations and increase its sailing suspensions until 30 September at the earliest.

The U.S. based cruise line made the decision to cancel their remaining summer sailings following an update from the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) which announced on Friday (19 June 2020) that all its members would ‘voluntarily suspend operations from U.S. homeports’ until 15 September  2020.

In a statement about the latest decision Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy explained: “During this unprecedented pause in our business, we have continued to assess the operating environment and confer with public health, government and industry officials.”

She added: “We have watched with great interest as commerce, travel and personal activities have begun to start back up, and once we do resume service, we will take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we bring our ships to in order to maintain public confidence in our business.”

The below cruises will be affected by the latest Carnival cruise cancellations:

  • All San Francisco sailings in 2020.
  • All Carnival Sunrise sailings up to 19 October 2020.
  • All Carnival Legend sailings up to 30 October 2020.
  • All Carnival Radiance sailings up to 1 November 2020.
  • All Carnival Spirit Alaska, Hawaii, & Trans-Pacific sailings up to 6 October 2020.
  • All other ships sailings until 30 September 2020.

As with other cruise companies encouraging their guests to cruise with confidence, Carnival has updated its cancellation policy for those affected by the recent changes to the summer itinerary.

  • Guests will either be able to claim a 100% refund on trips longer than six days and on voyages lasting five days or less.
  • Guests also have the option to redeem 100% Future Cruise Credit on voyages booked by 31/5/2021 and sailing before 30/4/2023.

Read more about cruise cancellation policies and sailing suspension updates here.