Three More Carnival Cruise Ships Return to Florida

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Three more Carnival cruise ships have returned PortMiami, Florida as the Miami-based cruise line continues to work on preparing ships for the resumption of cruises. It will only get better from now on as Carnival is a hive of activity making sure sailings can return safely in 2021.

More Carnival Ships Return to Miami

Another good sign that the cruise industry is making a comeback! Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, and Carnival Freedom all returned to PortMiami to start preparing for the resumption of cruises. They follow Carnival Breeze which arrived back last week and Carnival Horizon which arrived back at the end of November 2020.

You can take a look at which ships are docked at PortMiami right now at our Cruise Ship Tracker. Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador John Heald also shared a photo of the three ships together in the port:

Carnival ships return to Miami, Florida
Photo by Guest Operations Leader Shanaz

So now a total of five Carnival cruise ships have returned to Florida. The Miami skyline is looking much better now! Currently, the three additional Carnival vessels are all docked next to each other. The ships have spent most of the time being on hold and anchored in the Bahamas.

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Let the Preparations Begin!

The real work now begins to get these ships ready for passenger sailings and to do it safely. Carnival Cruise Line needs to follow the framework on the CDC Conditional Sailing Order and requirements for getting crew members back to the ships.

The CDC has already updated its list of approved cruise ships for the U.S. Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom all have a provisional green status which means the ships have not submitted a signed attestation for the crew to travel commercially.

Phased-In Return

At the moment, Carnival is planning a phased-in return to service with the first departures with passengers set for March 2021. Even more Carnival ships will resume sailings from April 2021. A total of 16 ships in the fleet or following the requirements from the CDC to return to the United States.

New Carnival Cruise Update: Three Ships Delayed Up To Fall 2021

There are of course delays with the new Mardi Gras that’s being actually being delivered from the shipyard this week. other ships are also delayed until they complete their dry docks including the huge transformation of Carnival Radiance in Cadiz, Spain.

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