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Carnival, Royal Caribbean set new cruise dates for trips sailing out of Galveston

By Rebecca Hennes

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  • Two major cruise lines have set new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston after ceasing operations due to the novel coronavirus. Photo: Andy Newman

    Two major cruise lines have set new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston after ceasing operations due to the novel coronavirus.

    Two major cruise lines have set new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston after ceasing operations due to the novel coronavirus.

    Photo: Andy Newman

Two major cruise lines have set new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston after ceasing operations due to the novel coronavirus.

Two major cruise lines have set new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston after ceasing operations due to the novel coronavirus.

Photo: Andy Newman

Two major cruise lines have set new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston after ceasing operations due to the novel coronavirus.

The pandemic forced Carnival Cruises to cancel trips through the end of July, but the cruise line has announced new dates for trips sailing out of Galveston beginning this August.

The cruise line’s reopening process enlists eight ships that will depart from Galveston, Miami and Port Canaveral. Carnival said on its website it is working with public health experts and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to “implement best practices to protect the health of our guests and crew as it relates to COVID-19.”

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See below for Carnival Cruises departing from Galveston:

4-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $319 Aug. 13; $249 Aug. 27; $209 Sept. 10; $214 Sept. 24
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Carnival Dream to Cozumel 

5-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $259 Aug. 17; $229 Aug. 22, Aug. 31 or Sept. 5; $179 Sept. 14; $189 Sept. 19 or Sept. 28
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Carnival Dream to Progreso and Cozumel 

6-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $319 Aug. 23; $299 Sept. 20 
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Carnival Freedom to Costa Maya, Mahogany Bay, and Cozumel 

7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $324 Sept. 6
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Carnival Freedom to Mahogany Bay, Belize and Cozumel 

7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $399 Aug. 16; $334 Sept. 13
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Carnival Freedom to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel 

7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $449 Aug. 15; $399 Aug. 29; $349 Sept. 12 or Sept. 26
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Carnival Vista to Cozumel, Belize and Mahogany Bay 

7-day cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $409 Aug. 22; $379 Sept. 5 or Sept. 19
  • Leaving Galveston on the Carnival Vista to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel 

8-day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean:

  • Starts at $519 Aug. 29 or Sept. 26
  • Leaving Galveston on the Carnival Freedom to Key West, Freeport, Half Moon Cay and Nassau 

For more information on the cruise line’s COVID-19 response, visit the Carnival website. 

Royal Caribbean Cruises also has dates planned for trips sailing out of Galveston in August and September. The cruise line suspended global fleets due to the pandemic but said in a statement on its website it hopes to resume trips beginning Aug. 1.

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See below for Royal Caribbean Cruises sailing out of Galveston: 

4-night cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $466 Aug. 3; $323 Aug. 31; $281 Sept. 14
  • Leaving Galveston on the Enchantment of the Seas to Cozumel 

5-night cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $324 Aug. 26
  • Leaving Galveston on the Enchantment of the Seas to Yucatan and Cozumel 

5-night cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $334 Aug. 21; $407 Sept. 4; $356 Sept. 9
  • Leaving Galveston on the Enchantment of the Seas to Puerto Costa Maya and Cozumel 

7-night Bahamas and Perfect Day Cruise: 

  • Starts at $651 Aug. 7; $774 Aug. 14; $582 Sept. 18; $515 Sept. 25
  • Leaving Galveston on the Enchantment of the Seas to Key West, Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau 

7-night cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $629 Aug. 2; $574 Aug. 16; $554 Aug. 23; $564 Aug. 30; $561 Sept. 13; $520 Sept. 20; $532 Sept. 27
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Liberty of the Seas to Cozumel, George Town and Foulmouth

7-night cruise to the Western Caribbean:

  • Starts at $611 Aug. 9; $559 Sept. 6
  • Leaving from Galveston on the Liberty of the Seas to Cozumel, Puerto Costa Maya and Roatan 

For more information on the cruise line’s response to COVID-19, visit the Royal Caribbean website. 

Rebecca Hennes covers community news. Read her on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber site, houstonchronicle.com. | rebecca.hennes@chron.com 

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