Carnival Corporation has outlined plans that could see three quarters of its ships in operation by the end of the year.
Eight of the nine brands controlled by the company – AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Seabourn – have announced plans to resume guest operations on 54 ships to date through the end of 2021.
Nearly half of the capacity is represented by ships homeported in the United States.
In addition to those ships previously announced by the brands, Carnival Cruise Line intents to return to full fleet service in 2021 would add another nine vessels, totalling 63 ships to date that are expected to resume guest operations this year.
Further brand restart announcements are expected in coming weeks, including resumption plans for more ships and itineraries for 2021.
Carnival Cruise Line resumed guest cruise operations with three ships to date sailing out of two United States 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 Cruises will resume guest cruise operations this weekend with its first ship sailing from…