Carnival cancels cruises through end of April, delays Mardi Gras debut

LONG BEACH, CA - JANUARY 04: The Carnival Panorama cruise ship docked in Long Beach on Monday, January 4, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images)

Carnival Cruise Line announced on Friday that they are canceling their U.S. cruises through the end of April due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

All U.S. departures are canceled through April 30, 2021. 

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In addition, Carnival is moving the start date for its Mardi Gras ship from Port Canaveral to May 29, 2021. Carnival says booked guests are being notified directly. Guests will be given their options regarding a future cruise credit and onboard credit package or a full refund. 

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Mardi Gras remains the most anticipated new ship to operate from North America in 2021. The new cruise will feature BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea. 

Norwegian announced earlier this week that it would be suspending its cruises through the end of April.