Carnival Gains CDC Approval to Restart Cruises

Just Announced: Carnival Cruise Line gains CDC approval to restart cruises with port agreements with Miami, Galveston, and Port Canaveral.

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Carnival Cruise Line Agreements with Miami, Galveston and Port Canaveral Gain CDC Approval As Restarts Plans Progress

May 28, 2021

Carnival Corporation today received U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) acceptance of its Phase 2A Port Agreements for PortMiami, Port of Galveston and Port Canaveral – all key homeports for Carnival Cruise Line and the first three homeports that Carnival is focusing on for its return to guest operations this summer.

Two Carnival Ships Arrive in Galveston - Carnival Gains CDC Approval to Restart Cruises

Carnival has already announced that Carnival Horizon (sailing from Miami) and Carnival Vista and Breeze (sailing from Galveston) will be the first ships to carry guests as the line plans its July return to service. Port Canaveral has also been identified as a restart priority, and Carnival expects to announce plans for operations from there over the coming days.

Under the CDC guidelines, a cruise line must have agreements with its homeports that they are prepared to support the cruise operator with additional public health and operational resources prior to the implementation of simulated cruise and/or full guest operations.

“These agreements move us one step closer to sailing with our loyal guests,” said Lars Ljoen, executive vice president and chief maritime officer for Carnival Cruise Line.  “We appreciate the support from not just these three homeport partners, but all of our homeports, that are eager to have us back as soon as possible.”

SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line


What do you think of the news that Carnival gains CDC approval to restart cruises? Do you think the cruise line will be announcing test cruises soon? Drop us an anchor below to share if you plan to cruise with Carnival this summer.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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  1. We have 3 booked right now, can’t wait to get back to sailing Carnival!

    I am so so ready to cruise. I want to be on one of the test cruises 🚢 let’s go!!!
    Can’t wait to get back on a ship, booked in October.

    So ready,July 4th out of miami,Miami, vaccinated!

    So excited and will definitely help with a tester cruise if it will help not make vaccinations a requirement! Already booked for December! 🤞🏻🛳

      Booked for July 10th to Aruba. Hope it happens but I have a back up in November to St. Marteen.

    I will do a test 🚢 cruise