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Carnival Cruise Line Waives Cancellation Fees Through Mid-January

Dec 27, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has decided to offer passengers a reschedule or cancellation of the booked cruises from this moment to 14th of January without paying cancellation fees and have a full refund. 

Those guests were notified through a letter from Carnival Cruise Line’s president Christine Duffy, which contains lots of details regarding current protocols and other pressing matters.

CDC Monitoring Dozens of COVID-Hit Cruise Ships

Dec 27, 2021

Dozens of cruise ships with COVID-19 cases are under observation by the U.S. authorities during their cruises, and several of them are reportedly denied port in the Caribbean. Over 60 cruise ships are monitored after "reported cases of COVID-19 have met the threshold for CDC investigation," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. One of the denied, the Carnival Freedom, was turned away from the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

Carnival Valor Passenger Airlifted on Wednesday near Southwest Pass

Dec 27, 2021

Watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency call from Carnival Valor on Wednesday morning at 11:23. The ship was located south of the Southwest Pass, Louisiana, asking for a man to be airlifted because he was experiencing internal bleeding symptoms, similar to a stroke. According to the Coast Guard, the man they medevaced is 53 years old and is in stable condition, as reported.

Carnival Cruise Line Updates Health and Safety Protocols Through January 2022

Dec 21, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line updated a number of health and safety protocols that will be valid through January 2022. The company announced that these updates are due to the Omicron variant and notified the guests, without exception aged two and above are required to wear masks indoors, except while eating or drinking; when in their cabins; and during large gatherings outdoors, where physical distancing is impossible.

First Carnival Cruise Ship Returns to Grand Turk After 21 Months

Dec 17, 2021

Carnival Freedom called at Grand Turk this Wednesday, marking the company’s first time back to the port since resuming cruises. The cruise ship departed Port Miami on 12th of December, starting the six-day eastern Caribbean cruise, visiting company’s private Bahamian island Half Moon Cay and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic. 

Carnival Radiance christened by Dr. Lucille O'Neal after $200 million bow-to-stern makeover

Dec 14, 2021

The much-anticipated new and updated Carnival vessel was finally christened on December 12 in a naming ceremony in Long Beach, California by the ship’s godmother Dr. Lucille O’Neal.

Miss Bahamas Wins Spirit of Carnival Award at Miss Universe 2021

Dec 13, 2021

At this year's annual competition, the 70th Miss Universe, which took place in Eliat, Israel, Chantel O'Brian, Miss Bahamas won the crown and the Spirit of Carnival Award. 

Montego Bay Welcomes Carnival Glory the First Cruise Ship Since Reopening

Dec 02, 2021

The second Carnival Cruise Line ship to visit Jamaica, since the restart of the cruise industry is Carnival Glory, stopping for the first time in the beautiful Montego Bay in Jamaica. The comeback of the Conquest-class vessel was on1st of December,  following other Carnival ships scheduled to bring back the fun on the Caribbean ports.

Carnival cancels two cruises on Carnival Horizon amid technical issues

Dec 01, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line announced cancellation of two upcoming sailings on the Carnival Horizon due to an issue the ship is experiencing, affecting its maximum cruising speed. Cancelation notice by the cruise line said that Carnival Horizon 6-Night Eastern Caribbean cruise on December 5, and 8-Night Southern Caribbean cruise on December 11, departing from Miami are now cancelled. The ship will head for dry dock in order to fix the technical issues and will resume cruises operations on December 19.

Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald Answers Questions Related to Cruising

Nov 30, 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador John Heald was open for issues that are not clear for the ones interested in cruising, answering many questions recently, referring to the increased capacity, pier-side testing, football and more.