Since then we’ve seen some indications that cruises to Alaska may begin again this summer and have seen Disney Cruise Line cancel sailings through July. And now it looks like Carnival Cruise Line is one step closer to an eventual return to sailing.
As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we continue to see a lot of updates in regards to cruises. Currently, Disney Cruise Line has canceled all departures through June 2021.
The CDC has shared its requirements for cruise lines and recently stated that it hopes that U.S. cruises can resume by the middle of summer with restrictions in place. Now, Carnival Cruise Line is starting to make plans for the future.
The cruise industry has been immensely impacted by the global health crisis.
Disney has noted that the Disney Cruise Line will likely be the last segment of the business to return, and other cruise companies are contending with similar lengthy closures. Now, despite Carnival Cruise Line announcing a resumption of operations prior to the end of 2020, more companies (Carnival included) are announcing delays.
Earlier this year, major cruise companies had to completely shutter sailings in response to the spread of the global health crisis.
With Disney Cruise Line sailings currently suspended and a no-sail order from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention through the end of the month, cruising has been more or less up in the air. Now, Carnival Cruise Line has become among the first to announce a return to sailing in the U.S. — and it’s before the end of the year.
Throughout the ongoing global health situation, we have been following the impact of sailings of the Disney Cruise Line ships in addition to the temporary closures of Disney Parks around the world.
As of last week, Disney Cruise Line has cancelled sailings into June and July for Disney’s fleet of four ships. These cancellations are made to promote guest and crew safety and also made in light of the CDC’s current “No Sail Order” for cruise ships. However, looking forward, we are starting to learn about other cruise lines and their plans to return to sailing in the future. [Read more…]