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Carnival targets January restart for Charleston cruises

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Carnival Sunshine will resume sailing from the Holy City to the Bahamas starting Jan. 13, 2022. (Photo/Provided) Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to resume operation of its full fleet of ships by the spring of 2022, with Charleston being one of the latest cities to receive a firm restart date. 

Roughly a month after confirming that operations of Carnival Sunshine would remain paused for the rest of 2021, the company stated that the ship will once again set sail from the Port of Charleston starting on Jan. 13. 

“Our restart plan continues to excel across all metrics, and we are looking forward to completing the restart of the fleet in the new year,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, in a news release. “We appreciate the support and patience of our guests, travel agents and port and destination partners who have been key to this successful restart.”

Duffy also said that Carnival continues to carefully monitor the status of public health and adjust its protocols accordingly.

“We are optimistic that vaccines will be approved for children between the ages of 5-11 before the end of the year, and we look forward to welcoming more families back on board,” she said.

Carnival Cruise Line is currently sailing out of Miami, New Orleans, Baltimore, Tampa, Fla. Galveston, Texas and Long Beach, Ca. The company also announced their plan to resume sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., on Feb. 13.

Reach Rob Lyle at 843-849-3119.

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