Carnival Extends Pause in Operations through August 31st

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line announced that its decision to pause most of its operations will extend through Aug 31.

Carnival has not yet shared the date operations will resume for the Carnival Sunshine.

“We will use this additional time to continue to engage experts, government officials and stakeholders on additional protocols and procedures to protect the health and safety of our guests, crew and the communities we serve,” Carnival said in a news release. “We appreciate the understanding and support of our guests and travel agent partners and look forward to welcoming them on board as the environment for travel and tourism improves.”

S.C. Ports does not currently have a confirmed date for the Sunshine to return to lay berth at Columbus Street Terminal.

S.C. Ports also does not have confirmed information on when Port of Calls will resume.

S.C. Ports continues to work with federal agencies and our cruise line partners in support of the Charleston community. We will continue to share any updates with the community.