Carnival Extends Pause, Along With the Rest of the Cruise Industry

Carnival Cruise Line had planned to return in August

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Carnival Cruise Line announced this morning that it will continue its “operational pause” until at least Sept. 30. That’s 15 days longer than the guidance offered Friday afternoon by the industry’s trade group, Cruise Lines International Association, which extended its voluntary suspension of service until at least Sept. 15.

But if Covid-19 cases continue to rise—especially in Florida, where much of the industry is based—these deadlines may continue to shift.

“During this unprecedented pause in our business, we have continued to assess the operating environment and confer with public health, government and industry officials,” Carnival Cruise Line president Christine Duffy.



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