Along with the month of cancelations simply introduced for Carnival Vista, Carnival Cruise Line has additionally canceled a month of sailings for Carnival Dawn, in addition to a number of cruises canceled for Carnival Miracle. One ship will probably be present process a dry dock, whereas the opposite will probably be crusing another itinerary as a substitute of its unique schedule.
Carnival Dawn to Dry Dock in February 2024
Carnival Dawn has now been scheduled for an prolonged dry dock in early 2024, and impacted friends and journey advisors are being contacted concerning the canceled sailings, which embody all voyages from February 1 by way of and together with March 4, 2024.
Carnival Cruise Line model ambassador John Heald addressed the cancelations, together with Carnival Vista‘s canceled cruises, on his Fb web page.
“Dry dock planning is completed upfront however typically we do have to vary plans and so a few of you’ve got had your cruises canceled for 2024 on these two ships,” Heald stated.
In the course of the dry dock interval, Carnival Dawn was to have been crusing 4-5 night time Jap and Western Caribbean itineraries from Miami. After the upkeep and refreshment, the ship will return to Miami, and can stay on the South Florida homeport at the very least by way of the tip of 2024.
No particulars of the dry dock plans have been launched, however such an in depth time interval signifies some main work to be completed on the ship. That is prone to embody upgrades to public areas in addition to technical upgrades and different work to maintain the ship at her peak.
Previously Carnival Triumph, the ship was utterly renovated in Cadiz, Spain in a large $200 million transformation in 2019 to turn out to be Carnival Dawn, however has not had a big dry dock refreshment since.
Carnival Miracle Cruises Canceled
Along with the cruise cancelations for Carnival Vista and Carnival Dawn, the Spirit-class Carnival Miracle has additionally canceled cruises, however for a distinct motive.
Carnival Cruise Line has rescheduled Carnival Miracle for a 14-night “Carnival Journeys” crusing to Hawaii, departing on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
This implies the ship’s beforehand scheduled cruises have to be canceled to accommodate the brand new crusing. The brand new Hawaii cruise will nonetheless depart from Carnival Miracle‘s homeport, Lengthy Seashore, California.
The canceled sailings are from January 21, 2024 by way of and together with January 30, 2024, after which the ship will resume its beforehand deliberate Baja Mexico and Mexican Riviera itineraries, with one other Carnival Journeys cruise to Hawaii departing on February 17, 2024.
Carnival Journeys sailings are longer, extra immersive itineraries visiting dream locations. Onboard actions, together with leisure performances, trivia, and in-stateroom motion pictures are sometimes themed to the vacation spot, and particular menu objects may also be associated to ports of name.
The brand new crusing to Hawaii, which incorporates visits to Maui, Honolulu, Kauai, and Hilo in addition to Ensenada, Mexico, is now on sale.
Compensation for Impacted Visitors
Visitors impacted by the cancelations for any of the three vessels have a number of choices for compensation. Although the now-canceled sailings are greater than a yr away, many vacationers plan cruises nicely upfront and can now want to regulate their plans.
First, friends might select to rebook on a comparable crusing to their canceled cruise, whether or not on the identical ship at a later date or on a distinct vessel. The cruise price will probably be protected in related lodging, and friends may also obtain onboard credit score to make use of on the brand new crusing in the event that they rebook no later than Tuesday, December 27, 2022.
Visitors ought to be aware that rebooking worth safety doesn’t apply to constitution cruises, vacation sailings, or cruises to Alaska, Europe, or Hawaii – even for the canceled Carnival Miracle sailings which can be, in actual fact, being changed with the brand new Hawaiian cruise.
If friends choose to not rebook, they’ll obtain a full refund, together with all charges, taxes, and pre-paid objects comparable to shore excursions, spa therapies, and drink packages.
Refunds will probably be processed again to the unique type of cost, however might take as much as three weeks to course of, relying on particular person friends’ financial institution insurance policies.