Carnival Spirit returning to Florida and Carnival Splendor shut down until September 26.
This statement from Carnival says it all. "Carnival Cruise Line looks forward to resuming guest operations in Australia when government officials can provide clarity."
Carnival Cruise Line, who had already pulled one of their two ships from the market, has shut down the other ship until the fall.
Carnival Spirit is returning to Florida and will start operating from March 7. Carnival has also decided to cancel Sydney-based Carnival Splendor's operations until September 26.
Health Minister Greg Hunt had indicated that cruise ships would be banned from entering the country until at least February 17.
Australia has had a cruise ban since March 2020.