Carnival Sunshine Departs Charleston

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

The Carnival Sunshine departed Columbus Street Terminal on April 23rd.

As Carnival moves to safe operational manning levels, the company has begun the process of returning healthy crew members to their home countries using their ships as transport. Carnival Sunshine has departed Charleston to meet up with other ships in the fleet and allow crew members to join the vessels that will transport them home.

Carnival plans to resume cruise operations in Charleston on June 27. This voluntary cessation was made to support the efforts by public officials to manage COVID-19’s impact on global health and commerce.

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.