Norfolk, Va. – On Thursday, Carnival Cruise lines announced they are cancelling cruises to nowhere aboard the Carnival Sunshine due to operational issues.
Customers were scheduled to ship out on October 30th, 2016.
They have staff members waiting to rebook clients who wish to take another cruise line instead. The customers affected will receive a $50 credit on their account that can be used aboard the ship.
If you do not wish to rebook a cruise, customers do not need to do anything. Refunds will be automatically processed to their original forms of payment. They say travel agents’ commissions will not be affected.
If you’ve booked a cruise on this ship and would like to get more information, please call Guest Services at 1-800-327-9501.
They also released the following statement explaining the situation:
Due to recent changes in how ships are cleared into and out of the United States by U.S. officials, certain short duration cruises without a foreign port of call are subject to itinerary changes beginning in 2016. Unfortunately, this means that we will not be permitted to operate cruises-to-nowhere from Norfolk and other ports.
We will continue to operate cruises from Norfolk in 2015-16 but are making some itinerary adjustments to our 2016 departures from Norfolk since we are no longer permitted to operate cruises-to-nowhere.
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