SINGAPORE,
23 July 2021: Carnival Corporation has announced that it expects to resume
guest cruise operations with 65% of its total fleet capacity by the end of 2021
across eight of its brands.

Additionally,
Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans that envision the brand’s entire fleet
returning to service by the end of 2021, which would further increase Carnival
Corporation’s total operating capacity up to 75% by the end of the year.

Eight
brands – 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, with nearly half of the capacity represented by ships homeported in
the US.

In
addition to those ships previously announced by the company’s brands, Carnival
Cruise Line’s intent to return to full fleet service in 2021 would add another
nine vessels (total 63 ships to date) that should resume guest operations this
year. Further brand restart announcements are expected in the coming weeks,
including resumption plans for more ships and itineraries for 2021.

North America:

  • Carnival Cruise Line resumed guest cruise
    operations with three ships to date sailing out of two US 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 Seattle to Alaska.
    They will expand with a series of cruises around UK coastal waters in late
    July, as well as cruises out of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale
    to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and California coast in the
    fall, with eight total ships expected to be in operation by the end of the
    year.
  • Holland America Line will resume guest cruise
    operations this weekend with its first ship sailing from Seattle to Alaska,
    followed by sailings from Greece in August, and from Italy and Spain in
    September, as well as sailings to Mexico, Hawaii, the California coast and the
    Caribbean this fall for a total of six ships expected to be in operation by the
    end of the year.
  • Seabourn resumed guest cruise operations with
    two ships to date sailing from Greece and Barbados and planned to begin the Antarctica
    season in November with a third ship.

Europe:

  • Costa Cruises resumed guest cruise operations in
    May with sailings in Italy and Greece, and the line is now offering sailings to
    France and Spain, to be followed by sailings to Portugal and Turkey in September
    for a total of seven ships expected to be sailing in the Mediterranean by the
    end of the year.
  • AIDA Cruises resumed guest cruise operations in
    March, sailing in the Canary Islands and in May with sailings in Greece and
    Germany. The line is now offering additional sailings out of Germany as well as
    upcoming sailings in Spain, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and the Persian Gulf
    from late July to December for a total of nine ships expected to be in
    operation by the end of the year.
  • P&O Cruises (UK) resumed guest cruise
    operations with a series of summer sailings around UK coastal waters that
    started in June and planned to expand to the Mediterranean, the Atlantic coast
    and the Caribbean starting in September for a total of four ships expected to
    be in operation by the end of the year.
  • Cunard will resume guest cruise operations in
    August with one ship sailing UK coastal cruises, followed by sailings to the
    Iberian coast and Canary Islands, and plans to expand with a second ship
    returning to service in November with a combination of transatlantic crossings
    and Caribbean cruises.

“With
a strong ongoing demand for cruising, we look forward to serving our guests
with additional ships announced across eight of our brands and nearly
three-quarters of our fleet capacity returning by the end of this year, marking
an important milestone for our company and all those who rely on the strong
economic impacts generated by the global cruise industry,” said Carnival
Corporation chief communications officer Roger Frizzell.