Carnival Cruise Line hits 2m passenger milestone since restart

Carnival Cruise Line has reached a milestone of carrying two million passengers since the industry’s restart last summer from operational pause caused by the pandemic.

The company’s return to service began in July 3 last year with Carnival Vista sailing from Galveston.

Since then 22 additional ships have resumed service from 13 US homeports all while passengers helped raise $2.25 million for partner, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Passengers have taken more than 1.3 million shore excursions in the period as Carnival became the first major US cruise line with its full fleet back in service.

The line, which employs more than 40,000 people from 120 nationalities, will restart in its 14th homeport of New York City in June with Carnival Magic.

Carnival Splendor will resume Australia services following its Alaska season with a three-day cruise from Sydney on October 2.

Newbuild Carnival Celebration, featuring a roller coaster and powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), is then due to make its debut in Miami in November and sister vessel Carnival Jubilee from Galveston in 2023.

President Christine Duffy said: “We are so pleased to have sailed two million guests since our restart, providing much-needed vacations featuring our signature fun to an array of destinations in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, the Mexican Riviera, Alaska and Europe, all the while, providing an economic boost to those destinations and providing our crew members with opportunities to support their families.”

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