Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it intends to start cruising again from August 1 with eight ships operating out of Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston.
All other North American ports and Australian cruises will not operate until August 31.
Carnival Dream, Freedom and Vista will operate out of Galveston, Carnival Horizon, Magic and Sensation will operate out of Miami and Carnival Breeze and Elation will operate out of Port Canaveral.
The line said that guests who are impacted by fresh cancellations are being notified by email. They will be offered a combined future cruise credit (FCC) and onboard credit (OBC) package, or a full refund.
In a statement the company said: “We are committed to supporting all public health efforts to manage the COVID-19 situation. We are taking a measured approach, focusing our return to service on a select number of homeports where we have more significant operations that are easily accessible by car for the majority of our guests.
“We will use this additional time to continue to engage experts, government officials and stakeholders on additional protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve. We appreciate the understanding and support of our guests and travel agent partners and look forward to welcoming them on board as the environment for travel and tourism improves.”