Carnival And Royal Caribbean Return To Mexican Ports

Following the latest guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on travel to Mexico, Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International have announced that their ships will resume port calls to the country.


Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines have announced that its ships will return to Mexico following the completion of all modified itineraries. The cruise line has 15 ships poised to revert to their original itineraries featuring Mexican ports.


From Miami, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Destiny, Carnival Liberty and Carnival Valor will sail itineraries calling at Cozumel. The Carnival Ecstacy and Carnival Conquest will operate cruises returning to Cozumel and Progreso from Galveston, Texas.


Carnival Elation will sail from San Diego on 3-day and 4-day cruises calling at Ensenada, while Carnival Fantasy returns to Cozumel and Progreso on 4-day and 5-day sailings from New Orleans.


From their respective homeports, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Legend, Carnival Paradise, Carnival Splendor and Holiday will resume calls to Cabo San Lucas, Calica, Costa Maya, Cozumel, Ensenada and Mazatlan.


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Royal Caribbean International

Beginning with sailings departing on or after 24 May 2009, Royal Caribbean will resume its port calls to Cozumel by the Freedom of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas and Enchantment of the Seas.


The 3 vessels had been sailing revised itineraries following the decision to suspend Mexican port calls late last month, spending more time at sea and calling at alternate ports in the Caribbean.


A fourth vessel, Mariner of the Seas, will continue sailing its modified 7-night itinerary in the Pacific Northwest up to and including the 14 June 2009 cruise.


Despite returning to Mexico, Royal Carribean International will continue to follow proactive measures as part of its Influenza Prevention and Response Plans, including the provision of H1N1 flu information from the US CDC, health screenings of all ship visitors, enhanced sanitization onboard all vessels and the isolation and treatment of guests/crew who display flu-like symptoms with anti-viral medication supplies.


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