This Carnival Cruise Health Update 2020, was recorded in September 21, 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a frequent traveler with Carnival Cruise, I wanted to offer a snapshot on the state of the cruising industry circa September 2020. I get into the recent online discussions regarding the health of the Carnival Cruise company and discuss the new policies they posted on their website.
Over the past couple days, I’ve spoken with many people who are involved in cruising – including performers who work on Carnival Cruise ships and fellow Carnival Cruise fans and share what I have learned. The cruise industry as a whole has come under great pressure to allow them to start working again and get back to normal operations. Obviously, this isn’t possible with a global pandemic raging around the world, so extraordinary measures have to be taken to ensure the health and safety of the passengers and workers on the cruise ships. Have they gone too far in their safety measures? Have they not gone far enough? Will the extra restrictions on cruise ship passengers not being able to go out and forced to stay within the Carnival Cruise “bubble tour” take away from the overall experience?
There has been some alarm in cruise circles at the recent news of Carnival selling off 18 of their ships, but keep in mind that Carnival had 105-110 total ships (before the pandemic) across the nine brands that they currently own, so downsizing some of their less effective cruise lines and selling off unperforming ships due to pandemic-related low demand is actually a wise decision. I go into greater detail about it in my Carnival Cruise Health Update video – if you have any additional info or want to add to the conversation, please leave a comment here or on my YouTube page.