Carnival Corporation to operate up to 75% of its fleet capacity by the end of 2021
The world’s largest cruise line continues its momentum to restart cruise vacations with departures announced to date on 54 ships through the end of 2021 across eight of its major cruise line brands – Carnival Cruise Line , Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard and P&O Cruises (UK)
MIAMI, July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE / LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise line, today announced that it plans to resume cruise operations with 65% of its total fleet capacity by end of 2021 on eight of its main cruise lines. brands. Additionally, Carnival Cruise Line announced plans to return the brand’s entire fleet to service by the end of 2021, which would further increase Carnival Corporation’s total operating capacity to nearly 75 % by the end of the year.
Eight of the company’s nine brands – AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Seabourn – have announced their intention to resume operations on 54 vessels to date. ‘at the end of 2021, with almost half of the capacity represented by ships homeported in the United States. who are expected to resume their guest activities this year. Further brand restart announcements are expected in the coming weeks, including take-back plans for more ships and routes for 2021.
Collectively, brands continue to resume operations from ports around the world using a phased and phased approach, including crossings to the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Mediterranean, as well as itineraries planned in central America and to Antarctic, among others. Cruises include enhanced health protocols developed in collaboration with government and health authorities, and informed by advice from experts in public health, epidemiology and company policies.
The following summarizes Carnival Corporation’s brand restart announcements to date through the end of 2021.
North American brands:
Carnival Cruise Line resumed cruise operations with three ships to date sailing from two US ports, Galveston and Miami, and announced its intention to have 15 vessels in operation by the end of October and to have its entire fleet at sea by the end of the year.
Princess Cruises will resume guest cruise operations this weekend with its first ship departing from Seattle To Alaska, and will expand with a series of cruises around UK coastal waters at the end of July, as well as cruises departing from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and California coast in the fall, with eight ships in total expected to be in service by the end of the year.
Holland America Line will resume guest cruise operations this weekend with its first ship departing from Seattle To Alaska, followed by departures from Greece in August, and Italy and Spain in September, as well as departures to Mexico, Hawaii, the California coast and the Caribbean this fall for a total of six vessels that are expected to be in service by the end of the year.
Seabourn resumption of cruise operations with two vessels currently sailing Greece and Barbados, and plans to start on Antarctic season in November with a third ship.
Europe & Asian brands:
Costa Cruises resumption of guest cruise operations in May with departures in Italy and Greece, and the line now offers crossings to France and Spain, to be followed by crossings to Portugal and Turkey in September for a total of seven ships which should sail in the Mediterranean by the end of the year.
AIDA Cruises resumption of guest cruises in March in the Canary Islands and in May with crossings in Greece and Germany. The line now offers additional crossings on Germany as well as the next crossings in Spain, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and the Persian Gulf from late July to December for a total of nine ships that should be operational by the end of the year.
P&O Cruises (UK) has resumed cruise operations with a series of summer cruises around UK coastal waters that began in June, and plans to expand to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic coast and the Caribbean from September for a total of four vessels which should be operational by the end of the year.
Cunard will resume guest cruises in August with a ship sailing on UK coastal cruises, followed by crossings to the Iberian coast and the Canary Islands, and plans to expand with a second ship that will return to service in November with a combination of transatlantic crossings and Caribbean Cruises.
The additional trips build on recent reboots of five of the company’s brands, including AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises, which sail in Europe since March and May, respectively, as well as its P&O Cruises brand in the UK. More recently, the company’s Carnival Cruise Line brand picked up in early July in the United States, along with its Seabourn brand, which rebooted earlier this month in the Mediterranean and the United States. Caribbean.
“With continued strong demand for cruises, we look forward to serving our customers with additional ships announced in eight of our brands and nearly three-quarters of our fleet capacity returning by the end of this year, marking a important milestone for our company and all those who rely on the strong economic impacts generated by the global cruise industry ”, stated Roger frizzell, director of communications for Carnival Corporation.
Frizzell added: “For our entire business, our highest responsibility and our top priority is always compliance, environmental protection, as well as the health, safety and well-being of our guests, our employees. on board and ashore, and the communities we visit. Our ongoing restart effort closely reflects these priorities, as we continue to work together across the industry and with partners around the world to get back on track in the best interest of public health. “
By working with global and national health authorities and medical experts, as well as with authorities in destination countries, the company’s brands have developed a comprehensive set of health and safety protocols for protection and mitigation while throughout the cruise experience for her first cruises. This includes cross-industry learning and best practices based on a proven track record of industry-wide boating health and safety, and contributions from top science and health experts and health authorities.
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About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is one of the world’s largest leisure travel companies with a portfolio of nine of the world’s largest cruise lines sailing to seven continents. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and in Asia, its portfolio includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Additional information is available at www.carnivalcorp.com, www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.costacruise.com, www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com.
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