Cruise Operator Carnival Says It Expects To Resume Cruises With 65% Of Its Total Fleet Capacity By End Of 2021
Carnival Corp has said that it expects to have resumed cruises with 65% of its total fleet capacity by the end of 2021, betting that concerns over a resurgence in COVID-19 cases will not deter holidaymakers.
Carnival Cruise Line Plans
The company also said that its Carnival Cruise Line brand has plans to bring back its entire fleet into service by the end of 2021, which would take total operating capacity to 75%.
Possible Cruise Industry Recovery Delay
Cruise operators began sailing from US ports in June with mostly vaccinated passengers and crew on limited capacity, but a few on-board infections and rising infections in US states due to the Delta variant of COVID-19 has raised worries that the recovery for the cruise industry could be delayed.
Eight Of Nine Brands Announces Restart Plans
Eight of Carnival's nine brands have so far announced plans to resume guest operations on 54 ships around the world. The company said that more restart announcements are due in the coming weeks.