Carnival Cruise Line outlined plans for the restart of more ships for January and February.
It says it’s on track for the full fleet sailing from US homeports in the spring of 2022.
With 17 ships scheduled to be operating by year-end, Carnival Sunshine will restart from Charleston on January 13 and Carnival Liberty from Port Canaveral on February 11.
By then, Port Canaveral will be home to Mardi Gras, Carnival Elation, Carnival Magic and Carnival Liberty.
By February about 90% of Carnival’s US.-based capacity will be sailing.
Galveston will have the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream and Carnival Vista, while PortMiami will be home for Carnival Freedom, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Sunrise and Carnival Conquest.
“We are looking forward to completing the restart of the fleet in the new year,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line.
“We appreciate the support and patience of our guests, travel agents and port and destination partners who have been key to this successful restart.”
Duffy said that Carnival will continue to adjust its operating protocols accordingly based on the prevailing public health situation.
Cruises on Carnival’s three remaining US-based ships – Carnival Ecstasy from Jacksonville, Carnival Paradise from Tampa, and Carnival Sensation from Mobile – have been cancelled through February.
In addition, Carnival Splendor from Sydney is cancelled through February 7, and Carnival Spirit from Brisbane, is cancelled through February 20.