Carnival Corporation to Operate up to 75% of Fleet Capacity by End of 2021
Eight of the company's nine brands –
Collectively, the brands are continuing to resume operations from ports around the world using a gradual, phased-in approach, including sailings in the
The following summarizes
North America Brands:
Carnival Cruise Lineresumed guest cruise operations with three ships to date sailing out of two U.S.ports, Galveston and Miami, and has announced its intent to have 15 ships in operation by the end of October and to have its entire fleet sailing by the end of the year. Princess Cruiseswill resume guest cruise operations this weekend with its first ship sailing from Seattleto Alaska, and will expand with a series of cruises around UKcoastal waters in late July, as well as cruises out of Los Angeles, San Franciscoand Fort Lauderdaleto the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaiiand Californiacoast in the fall, with eight total ships expected to be in operation by the end of the year. Holland America Linewill resume guest cruise operations this weekend with its first ship sailing from Seattleto Alaska, followed by sailings from Greecein August, and from Italyand Spainin September, as well as sailings to Mexico, Hawaii, the Californiacoast and the Caribbeanthis fall for a total of six ships expected to be in operation by the end of the year.
- Seabourn resumed guest cruise operations with two ships to date sailing from
Greeceand Barbados, and plans to begin the Antarcticaseason in November with a third ship. Costa Cruisesresumed guest cruise operations in May with sailings in Italyand Greece, and the line is now offering sailings to Franceand Spain, to be followed by sailings to Portugaland Turkeyin September for a total of seven ships expected to be sailing in the Mediterranean by the end of the year. AIDA Cruisesresumed guest cruise operations in March sailing in the Canary Islandsand in May with sailings in Greeceand Germany. The line is now offering additional sailings out of Germanyas well as upcoming sailings in Spain, Italy, Malta, the Netherlandsand the Persian Gulf from late July to December for a total of nine ships expected to be in operation by the end of the year. P&O Cruises( UK) resumed guest cruise operations with a series of summer sailings around UKcoastal waters that started in June, and plans to expand to the Mediterranean, the Atlanticcoast and the Caribbeanstarting in September for a total of four ships expected to be in operation by the end of the year.
- Cunard will resume guest cruise operations in August with one ship sailing
UKcoastal cruises, followed by sailings to the Iberian coast and Canary Islands, and plans to expand with a second ship returning to service in November with a combination of transatlantic crossings and Caribbeancruises.
The additional voyages build on recent restarts from five of the company's brands, including
"With strong ongoing demand for cruising, we look forward to serving our guests with additional ships announced across eight of our brands and nearly three-quarters of our fleet capacity returning by the end of this year, marking an important milestone for our company and all those who rely on the strong economic impacts generated by the global cruise industry," said
Frizzell added: "For our entire company, our highest responsibility and top priority is always compliance, environmental protection, and the health, safety and well-being of our guests, our shipboard and shoreside employees, and the communities we visit. Our ongoing restart effort closely reflects those priorities, as we continue to work together across the industry and with partners around the world to resume cruising in the best interest of public health."
In working with global and national health authorities and medical experts, as well as authorities in destination countries, the company's brands have developed a comprehensive set of health and safety protocols for protection and mitigation across the entire cruise experience for its initial cruises. This includes cross-industry learnings and best practices based on the proven health and safety record of industrywide sailings, and input from top science and health experts and health authorities.
Cautionary Note Concerning Factors That May Affect Future Results
Some of the statements, estimates or projections contained in this document are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions with respect to us, including some statements concerning our resuming of cruise operations in the US,
Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. This note contains important cautionary statements of the known factors that we consider could materially affect the accuracy of our forward-looking statements and adversely affect our resuming of risk operations. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include the risk factors discussed in Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the
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Additional information can be found on 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.
Roger Frizzell, Carnival Corporation, firstname.lastname@example.org, (305) 406-7862; Mike Flanagan, LDWW, email@example.com, (727) 452-4538