Carnival PLC expects 75% of the fleet to sail by the end of 2021


() said it expects three-quarters of its global fleet to be in service by the end of 2021.

In a statement, Carnival said non-U.S. Ships would account for 65 percent of operations by the end of 2021 and that with U.S. crossings that would bring the group’s total to 75 percent.

Previously, U.S. affiliate Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) said three more cruises would depart from U.S. ports in September and four in October.

“Based on the success of its initial service resumption and customer response to the onboard experience and the health and safety protocols that have been implemented, Carnival will continue to operate all of its vessels as vaccinated cruises. until at least October ”.

“We are very excited about our restart and greatly appreciate the support of our customers, travel agents and port and destination partners,” said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line.

“By the end of July, we will have five vessels in our restart plan, including the introduction of the service on Mardi Gras, and we are seeing a great combination of high demand and strong customer satisfaction scores related to the positive customer experience on board.

“Our plan is to successfully bring back all of our [CCL] fleet by the end of the year, return to full service, ”she added.

All cruises will be vaccinated cruises until at least the end of October, Carnival said

“The decision to sail with vaccinated trips has been a difficult one to make, and we recognize that this is disappointing for some of our guests, especially the many families with children under the age of 12 that we love to sail and who enjoy sailing with. us, ”Duffy said.

“It is important to remember that this is a temporary measure given the current circumstances.”

Some unvaccinated passengers will be allowed on board where there are spare bunks, but travelers will be required to pass pre-cruise, embarkation and disembarkation tests, which include all children, even those under the age of 12. .

The tests will cost US $ 150 per person to cover health and safety tests, reports and examinations, Carnival said.

Separately, Carnival said it received an 85.2% stake in its takeover bid for $ 2.4 billion of 11.5% senior debt.

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