The pandemic and, in particular, the recent rise in the Omicron variant has had a negative effect on bookings. But despite the setbacks, Carnival Corp. is optimistic about its future position.
“The Carnival Corporation family of great cruise lines stands together in our commitment to support our travel advisor partners as our industry progresses to the full return to guest service.”
The trend is being seen at all the major cruise corporations, and execs are attributing the boost in revenues on pent up demand, bundling sales strategies, and consumers just dying to spend.
Carnival Corporation has named John Padgett as president of Princess Cruises effective immediately. He will also retain leadership of the corporation’s innovation unit.
It’s the latest sign of recovery of the cruise industry, with Carnival CEO Arnold Donald saying, “We haven’t recovered yet, obviously, but as we look ahead we see brighter days.”
Both cruise lines have long histories of sailing to Alaska, so it’s a highly meaningful itinerary for them to restart cruising in US waters.
Just as cruising from US ports was about to restart, Carnival Corp revealed off the charts bookings – that are letting the family of cruise lines hike prices, too.
Eight cruise lines owned by the Carnival Corporation have announced plans to resume operations, with Holland America Line, Princess Cruises,…