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Carnival Cruise Line’s Charleston-based cruise ship, Sunshine, will not start sailing again until at least September 2020, according to ABC4 News.
Carnival announced earlier in May that all cruises in its global fleet will be canceled for at least the next three months amidst the COVID-19 crisis. This comes after Carnival initially suspended cruises for a minimum of thirty days in mid-March, a suspension that expired on May 11.
The cruise company plans to allow eight ships to cruise again from Miami, Port Canaveral, and Galveston before August, while cruises from most other North American and Australian ports are projected to open on Sept. 1.
Cruises aboard Charleston’s Sunshine are tentatively scheduled to resume Sept. 5, 2020, with a five-day cruise to the Bahamas. Other trips to Bermuda and the Caribbean out of Charleston are now accepting bookings through 2022. All schedules are subject to change in the coming weeks as the pandemic continues to unfold.