CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE SAYS BOOKING ACTIVITY ALMOST DOUBLE FROM 2019 AFTER COVID PROTOCOLS SIMPLIFIED
MIAMI, August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After announcing last Friday that it is revising pre-cruise vaccination and testing requirements that will allow more passengers to sail, Carnival Cruise Line said today that its booking business for Monday August 15 was almost double the equivalent daily level in 2019.
Carnival announced simplified protocols last Friday, which eliminated pre-cruise testing requirements for vaccinated guests and eliminated the waiver application process for unvaccinated guests, who will only have to show a negative test result on boarding – effective for departing cruises Tuesday, September 6, 2022 or later for trips under 16 nights. (The full announcement is available here.)
“We previously disclosed strong occupancy projections for the summer, and our bookings through the end of 2022 have also been very strong,” said Christine Dufy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “As protocols continue to align with other vacation choices, our customers are booking remaining 2022 inventory and getting a head start on planning for 2023. Mid-August is typically not a busy month for cruise bookings, but clearly pent-up demand for Carnival has not been met and guests are responding very favorably to our updated protocols.”
Duffy repeated that Carnival remains committed to the health and safety of guests, crew and the communities it visits, and will continue to work with medical experts and public health officials to responsibly refine its protocols.
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Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is proud to be known as America’s Cruise Line. Since its founding in 1972, Carnival has continually revolutionized the cruise industry, making cruise vacations an affordable and popular option for millions of customers. Carnival operates from 14 US homeports and employs more than 40,000 team members representing 120 nationalities. Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras, with the first roller coaster at sea, is the first cruise ship in the Americas powered by environmentally friendly liquefied natural gas (LNG). Carnival returns Australia in October 2022 and will welcome four additional ships over the next two years, including Carnival Celebration, which arrives at Miami in November to close the festivities of the 50th anniversary of the Carnival.
SOURCE Carnival Cruise Line