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Carnival Cruise Line cancels Australia sailings into next year

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Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled five cruises from Australia at the beginning of next year, as well as remaining cruises scheduled for November out of two Florida ports.

Carnival Cruise Line has cancelled five cruises from Australia at the beginning of next year, as well as remaining cruises scheduled for November out of two Florida ports.

The cruise line said on Monday it was notifying guests that five cruises on Carnival Splendour out of Sydney, Australia next January and February have been cancelled.

"We will resume cruising in Australia when the time is right and will do so with enhanced health and safety measures developed in conjunction with government authorities, public health experts, local ports of call and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)," the cruise company annonced to it's Australian followers.

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The cruise line had previously announced it was cancelling for the rest of the year all US cruises except for trips out of Port Canaveral and Port Miami following an extension of a no-sail order until October 31 by the US Centre for Disease Control.

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But Monday's announcement nixed trips in November on the six ships operating out of the two Florida ports.

Cruises are still planned for December out of the two Florida ports.

"Carnival continues to work on protocols and procedures that would allow for the resumption of cruise operations, with a gradual, phased-in approach, designating Miami and Port Canaveral as the first two homeports for embarkations," the cruise line said in a statement.

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Guests can either get credit or a full refund.

- Reported with AP

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-cruises-cancelled-australia-carnival-2021-florida/38855b5f-d7ea-493a-ac83-cd126d96bd63

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