Carnival Cruise Line Announces Best Booking Week Ever After CDC Drops COVID Cruise Ship Warning
The company said its busiest booking week was March 28 to April 3, 2022.
Carnival noted that the week showed a double-digit increase from the previous record booking total of seven days.
“The excitement of restarting the industry, our successful return of our entire fleet, the reaction of customers to Mardi Gras, the response of our loyal customers to our 50th anniversary this year, the support of our travel advisor partners – and of course, the incredible work of our Carnival team – all contributed to the strong demand we are seeing and this record booking week,” Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said in a statement.
Duffy added that all sales channels contributed to the results, including Carnival.com, Travel advisors, the Carnival Customer Contact Center and personal vacation planners.
Now, 22 of its 23 ships are back in guest operations at all US homeports year-round.
By the end of 2022, it will have a higher navigation capacity than in 2019.
In 2023 it will put another new Excel class boat in service: Carnival Jubilee of Galveston, Texas.
With the restart of cruise in Australia, Carnival is also funding plans to return to the country.
“Its latest ship, Carnival Splendor, will return to service from Seattle on May 2, then Carnival will welcome its newest ship, Carnival Celebration, to Port Miami in November,” the company said.
“While cruising always poses some risk of COVID-19 transmission, travelers will make their own risk assessment when choosing to travel on a cruise ship, much like they do in all other travel settings. “, said the agency.
Paul Best of FOX Business contributed to this report.