As per onboard crew members, the Carnival Cruise Line canceled their all sailing until October 10, 2021. The cancellation may be extended later but as of now, this is the latest update about Carnival Cruise Line.
The Carnival Cruise line sends their three ships for dry dock and they may return to service by September 2021. These ships are Carnival Magic, Carnival Paradise, and Carnival Valor.
They did not mention any date to resume on service but yes they are expecting to resume on service on October 10, 2021. The management mentioned this date to their onboard crew members.
If everything go well then they may resume on service on October 2021 with full flesh.
After lifting the No Sail Order by CDC with conditional sail order, They all are waiting for a vaccine in the United State. But they did not get any good sign yet.
For sure, When the cruise line will resume service then there will be lots of new changes for crew members and guests also.
Like mask will be mandatory for everyone onboard, Vaccination will be required for everyone before board on ship, etc.
Norwegian Cruise Cancellations 2021
Norwegian cruise line officials announced all United States sailing until April 30, 2021, but for sure they will extend their sailing date again. Because they announced to send back home all non-essential crew members by March-end or April 2021.
They will use their two big ship to repatriate their all Asian( Indian, Indonesian, and Philippines) crew members. The Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape will be used for repatriating non-essential crew members.
Two months before Norwegian Escape came to India to get around more than 1000 crew members for service but now they will come to put back all non-essential crew members.
So It’s very hard to say that when they will resume service again, and this is the big factor they are trying to do cost controlling.
The more crew will be on board, the more money they will have to pay as wages. If they work at least 8 to 9 hours a day then they will have to pay at least the basics of their salary.
Officially Norwegian Cruise Line suspended their all U.S Sailing through April, 2021.
And now today 18th Feb 2021 the NCL announced to pause their all sailing until May 30, 2021. So we believe they will not going to resume service before May. They are expecting to resume in May but It may extend again.
Mandatory Update by CDC
CDC announced, Mask is mandatory for cruise terminals and cruise ships in the United State and this will have to follow by all the company’s crew members and guests.
As per new guidance, Everyone will have to wear a mask while traveling to an airport, bus stops, railways, terminals, subway stations, etc. Which will help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.