Major cruise lines such as Carnival, Crystal, Royal Caribbean and Seabourn have started resuming their cruise voyages in July.
Carnival President Christine Duffy held a “Back to Fun” ceremony to celebrate Carnival Cruise Line’s resumption of services to American tourists. The Carnival Vista has sailed on a week-long voyage with stops in Mahogany Bay, Cozumel and Belize City. The Carnival Horizon ship also departed on July 4 from the PortMiami.
Upcoming, the Carnival Breeze ship is scheduled to depart from Galveston on July 15, Carnival Miracle will depart from Seattle on July 27. The new Mardi Grass will begin sailing from Port Canaveral at the end of July, and other ships will depart in August.
Meanwhile, Crystal Cruises also celebrated the resume of its cruise services in Nassau. The Crystal Serenity has departed from the port of Nassau, started a 7-night voyage to explore the Bahamas.
Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Crystal, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this historic day in Nassau as Crystal Serenity resumes sailing and welcomes our guests, who we consider our Crystal Family, back on board.”
“This is a historic moment for Crystal, our employees, and especially for our officers and crew and we are happy to be back where we belong, sailing the oceans of the world and creating experiences that become cherished lifelong memories.”
Royal Caribbean has had its first ship to depart again, Freedom of the Seas in Miami, with 93% of its crew fully vaccinated. Freedom of the Seas’ first cruise is a 3-night weekend and 4-night weekday cruise to CooCay private island.
Seabourn also resumed its operations this past weekend with the Seabourn Ovation, departing from Athens, Egypt, with seven-day cruises visiting ports across Egypt isles.