Carnival Cruise Line announced today that it has reached a major milestone, as it has embarked 100 million guests since its first sailing.
Carnival president Christine Duffy visited Carnival Sunrise today as guests boarded the ship at PortMiami, where the line was founded, to thank them for choosing to take a cruise with Carnival.
The milestone was commemorated as Debbie and David Clifford, who are vacationing from Ohio, boarded the ship with their family as the 100 millionth guests. They were recognized with fanfare from Duffy and the ship’s staff. Other passengers embarking were able to take special photos signifying how each is “One in 100 Million.”
“We’re the first cruise line to meet this incredible mark of 100 million guests and I believe it is a testament to the fun, inclusive atmosphere our valued guests and our extraordinary team members have created together on board our ships for the past 51 years,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “There is certainly much more fun to come. We’re continuing to grow our operations at a rapid pace – with three ships joining our fleet by the spring of next year.”
Carnival’s newest ship Carnival Celebration is already proving popular with guests in its first few months sailing from Miami, and the brand is now preparing for another vessel to debut in May.
Carnival Venezia will expand Carnival’s New York City offerings from seasonal to year-round when it debuts in June, and in December the line’s third Excel-class ship, Carnival Jubilee, will begin sailing from Galveston.
In spring 2024, Carnival Firenze, sister ship to Carnival Venezia, will begin offering year-round voyages from Long Beach, California.