Carnival Corporation on Pace to Restart Over 50% of Fleet Capacity by October
To date, eight of the company's nine cruise line brands –
Collectively, the corporation's brands are resuming operations using a gradual, phased-in approach, with sailings from major global ports in multiple regions around the world, including the
"Based on our initial restart of guest cruise operations across eight brands, it is clear from our guests that there is tremendous confidence in our brands, our health and safety protocols, and the return of cruising as one of the world's most popular vacations," said
The following summarizes
North America Brands:
Carnival Cruise Lineplans to have 13 ships sailing in October and a total of 17 ships by year-end. Princess Cruisesplans to have six ships sailing in October, with eight total ships in operation by the end of the year. Holland America Lineplans to have four ships in operation in October, with a total of six ships in operation by the end of the year. Additionally, the brand has announced plans for all 11 ships in its fleet to be in service by spring 2022.
- Seabourn plans to operate its full fleet by spring 2022, including a new expedition ship with its first sailing in
April 2022, totaling six ships in service next year. Costa Cruisesplans to have five ships in operation in October, with a total of six ships in operation by the end of the year. AIDA Cruisesplans to have eight ships in operation in October, with a total of 10 ships in operation by the end of the year. P&O Cruises( UK) plans to have three ships in operation in October, with a total of four ships in operation by the end of the year. Additionally, the brand has announced plans to operate its full fleet by spring 2022.
- Cunard plans to have two of the three ships in its fleet in operation by the end of the year. Additionally, the brand has announced plans to resume operations with its remaining ship in spring 2022.
In working with global and national health authorities and medical experts, as well as authorities in global destinations, the company's brands have developed a comprehensive set of health and safety protocols for protection against and mitigation of COVID-19 across the entire cruise experience. 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. Protocols have been and will continue to be updated based on evolving scientific and medical knowledge related to mitigation strategies. Additional information on enhanced protocols, including the latest information and policies for each
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