Carnival has led the industry in terms of ship restart and customer demand, with 22 of its 23 ships back in guest operations across all of its year-round U.S. homeports.
Carnival Cruise Line announced that the one-week period between March 28 and April 3 was the company’s highest booking week ever, with a double-digit rise over the previous record seven-day booking total.
Carnival has led the industry in terms of ship restart and customer demand, with 22 of its 23 ships back in guest operations across all of its year-round U.S. homeports. Carnival will welcome its newest ship, Carnival Celebration, to PortMiami in November, after its penultimate ship, Carnival Splendor, returns to service from Seattle on May 2. Carnival will have greater capacity sailing by the end of 2022 (as measured by ALBDs – available lower berth days) than it did in 2019. Carnival will subsequently put into operation another new Excel-class ship, the Carnival Jubilee from Galveston, in 2023.
Carnival Cruise Line’s president, Christine Duffy, stated, “The excitement of the industry’s restart, our successful return of our entire fleet, the guest reaction to Mardi Gras, our loyal guest response to our 50th birthday this year, the support of our travel advisor partners – and of course, the amazing work of our Carnival team – have all contributed to the strong demand we are seeing, and this record-breaking booking week.”
Duffy went on to say that all sales channels contributed to the record-breaking performance, including Carnival.com, travel advisors, the Carnival guest contact centre, and personal vacation planners. Carnival is finalising arrangements for its return to Australia, which will be announced soon, now that cruising has resumed in Australia.
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