IN consultation with public health officials, government and industry, Carnival Cruise Line has extended a voluntary suspension, putting a further hold on its operations in Australia.

With the many restrictions currently in place in Australia, Carnival has made the decision to extend the pause in its Australian operations up to and including 29 October 2020.

“With COVID-19 still evolving, Carnival is working closely with the best minds in medical science and public health to understand the unique challenges posed by the virus and how best to apply the latest science across its operations,” the company said in a statement.

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“Carnival will resume cruising when the company feels it can continue to serve the interests of public health, and will do so with enhanced health measures developed in conjunction with government health authorities, public health experts, local ports of call and the Cruise Lines International Association.

“Carnival Cruise Line appreciates the understanding and support of its guests and travel agent partners and looks forward to welcoming them on board when the time is right.”

The company is making contact with guests and travel agents who are impacted and is offering flexible options for all those affected.

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