Carnival Valor will follow Carnival Glory in New Orleans with four- and five-night sailings starting on 1 November.
Carnival Legend will restart on 14 November out of Baltimore, replacing Carnival Pride, which restarts guest operations from Baltimore on 12 September and then moves its homeport to Tampa following a Panama Canal repositioning cruise.
“We are very pleased with the progress of our restart which will grow to 15 ships sailing from seven US homeports by mid-November,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line. “We are making slight adjustments to our timeline to take into account supply chain realities and ensure that our destination and shore excursion offerings can meet the strong demand we are seeing from our guests.”
Covid-19 safety measures in place
Carnival is also advising guests booked in November and December that it will continue to meet the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s standard of vaccinated cruises and that guests will need to present proof of both vaccination and a negative Covid-19 test at check-in (with a small number of capacity-restricted exemptions granted for children under 12 and other guests who cannot be vaccinated).
Carnival is working to set up mobile pre-cruise rapid testing sites at all of its homeports as a back-up alternative for vaccinated guests who aren’t able to make arrangements. In addition, guests will be asked to wear masks in most indoor venues of the ship where people congregate.
Meanwhile, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is resuming sailing with its new ship Borealis which will depart on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, UK, while MSC Cruises commenced its summer season with the departure of MSC Seaview from Germany.