With half of its United States-based fleet back in service sailing from six homeports, Carnival Cruise Line has celebrated a number of milestones since resuming voyages three months ago.
The company’s restart began on July 3, 2021 when Carnival Vista set sail from Galveston, and then Carnival Horizon set sail from Miami the following day. Since then, nine more vessels have resumed service, carrying 237,000 passengers from homeports along the east and west coasts and the Gulf of Mexico.
During this time, nearly half a million burgers from Guy’s Burger Joint were devoured, and 11,000 rides were taken on BOLT — the roller coaster aboard Carnival’s newest ship, Mardi Gras.
On a deeper level than burgers and coasters, Carnival Cruise Line’s resumption of service has provided much-needed vacations to hundreds of thousands of guests, and boosted the economies in its homeport and port call communities. It has also given the opportunity for Carnival’s staff and crew members to support their families in 120 countries around the world.
“Our first three months back in service has underscored our strong brand loyalty, the best customer base in the cruise industry and our team’s ability to deliver outstanding results and guest service,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.
“It has been an emotional experience for everyone involved, myself included, as we have resumed operations with a focus on health and safety while providing a positive impact for our guests, team members and the communities we visit.”
Carnival has announced plans to have 17 of its 24 ships back in service by the end of 2021, with additional vessels returning in January and February and the entire U.S. fleet back in guest operations by spring 2022.
Here's an infographic from Carnival with some fun facts on its operations since resuming sailings: