Carnival Cancels Cruises, ‘May Have No Choice’ But to Pull Out of U.S.

SourceNewsweek
SectorTourism
CountryGulf

Carnival Cruise Line, a subsidiary of British-American operator Carnival Corporation, has canceled sailings from the U.S. through June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The company's president said the line "may have no choice" but to pull out of voyages from the United States altogether because cruises remain suspended in U.S. waters under an order from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a statement on Tuesday: "While we have not made plans to move Carnival Cruise Line ships outside of our U.S. homeports, we may have no choice but to do so in order to resume our operations which have been on 'pause' for over a year."The company's announcement—which followed an earlier decision to extend the pause to the end of May—came on the same day that Disney Cruise Line also canceled sailings from the U.S.

through June.Carnival operates from 20 U.S. ports along the east and west coasts as well as the...read more...