Carnival Cruise Line has begun contacting friends booked on upcoming sailings of Mardi Gras and Carnival Vista about itinerary modifications for his or her cruises.
A complete of 11 sailings are affected, however happily, the impacted cruises vary from November 2023 to April 2025, giving friends loads of time to regulate their plans if vital.
Mardi Gras Itinerary Modifications
Three itineraries have been modified for Mardi Gras: the November 11 and November 25 sailings in 2023, in addition to the April 5, 2025 cruise.
The November 11, 2023 cruise is a 7-night Western Caribbean crusing from Port Canaveral, initially scheduled for the primary day to be at sea, then calling at Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Roatan on the following three days. The cruise was to have ended with two further sea days earlier than returning to Florida.
Now, the brand new itinerary begins with two days at sea, then the order of ports is Roatan, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. A ultimate day at sea will conclude the cruise.
The time in Cozumel has additionally been barely adjusted. As a substitute of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. as initially scheduled, passengers will have the ability to discover the favored Mexican port of name from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. – the identical period of time general, however totally different hours.
The November 25, 2023 departure is a 7-night Japanese Caribbean cruise initially deliberate for 2 days at sea, then calling on San Juan, Amber Cove, and Grand Turk, with one other day at sea to complete the cruise.
The itinerary will now be reversed, with in the future at sea, calling on Grand Turk, Amber Cove, and San Juan, and two days at sea. Port occasions have additionally been shifted, although no time in any port is misplaced.
The April 5, 2025 cruise, one other 7-night Japanese Caribbean crusing, is equally impacted, shifting port days and adjusting occasions. The unique itinerary was in the future at sea, then visiting Grand Turk and Amber Cove, one other day at sea, visiting Nassau, and a ultimate sea day to complete the cruise.
Now, the crusing will go to Nassau first, then Amber Cove, then Grand Turk. The primary, third, and sixth full days of the cruise are at sea. Port occasions have additionally been adjusted however with the identical general time spent at every port of name.
Carnival Vista Itinerary Modifications
A complete of eight cruises are being adjusted for Carnival Vista after the ship is moved to Port Canaveral in November 2023.
Impacted dates are November 26 and December 10, 2023; April 28 and December 22, 2024; and January 19, February 2, April 13, and April 27, 2025.
Each the 2023 cruises and the April 28, 2024 crusing are “Unique Japanese Caribbean” 6-night sailings, calling on Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Puerto Plata.
For these three cruises, the deliberate go to to Half Moon Cay has been changed with Nassau, and the day and port time has likewise been adjusted.
The times for Grand Turk and Amber Cove have additionally been swapped and port occasions revised, including one hour to the port time in Amber Cove and dropping one hour in Grand Turk.
Modifications for the remaining 4 impacted sailings – the December 22, 2024 cruise and all 2025 affected dates – are minimal. These are additionally 6-night “Unique Japanese Caribbean” sailings, however the one change has been to swap the deliberate go to to Princess Cays with a go to to Half Moon Cay as a substitute.
As each are non-public island locations, friends can count on to take pleasure in very comparable actions and experiences, regardless that they may now be visiting a distinct island.
For all of the impacted sailings, whether or not on Mardi Gras or Carnival Vista, no embarkation or debarkation occasions have modified for the start or finish of every cruise.
Shore Excursions Being Adjusted
As a result of port occasions, days, and even locations are being modified relying on which ship or crusing date a traveler is booked for, shore excursions are additionally impacted.
Carnival Cruise Line is working to regulate all pre-purchased Carnival shore excursions to the brand new days and occasions. If this isn’t doable, the impacted excursions can be cancelled and full refunds can be returned to the unique type of cost.
Company who’ve made impartial tour preparations might want to contact their tour operators for modifications, cancellations, or different choices as vital.
“Thanks to your understanding,” the e-mail from Carnival concludes. “We look ahead to welcoming you aboard for a FUN and memorable cruise.”
Since these modifications are being made months forward of the crusing dates, giving friends loads of time to regulate their journey plans, no additional compensation is obtainable. It isn’t uncommon for cruise strains to regulate itineraries in these methods, as port schedules are refined within the weeks and months previous to crusing.