Eight of the nine brands controlled by the company have announced plans to resume guest operations on 54 ships to date through the end of 2021.
Carnival Cruise Line has launched its first cruise from in almost 16 months from PortMiami, with the departure of Carnival Horizon. The ship will head to the Caribbean for a six-day trip.
P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises have both delayed their return to the Australia market as discussions continue with authorities over regulations for the resumption of departures.
The group ended the period with $9.3 billion of cash and short-term investments, however, which the company believes is sufficient liquidity to return to full cruise operations.
A total of eight brands are resuming operations using a gradual, phased-in approach, with sailings announced on 42 ships to date through the end of fiscal year 2021.
Mardi Gras made her debut in the United States earlier, docking for the first time at Cruise Terminal 3 at Port Canaveral. The location was built specifically for the latest ship from Carnival.
Three brands from Carnival Corporation are expected to return to service in the United States from July, all offering Alaska sailings departing directly from Seattle.
Seven cruise line brands from Carnival Corporation have now announced plans to resume operations this summer. Limited itineraries for 16 ships have been confirmed to date.
It was smooth seas and fair winds for Holland America Line’s newest ship, Rotterdam, which has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy after successfully completing two sets of sea trials.
The company was forced to halt all sailings in March last year as the Covid-19 pandemic spread around the world and has yet to return in many markets.
The Carnival-owned line has cancelled sailings from Southampton on Sky Princess, Regal Princess and Island Princess through to September 25th.