Carnival Cruise Line has reached a milestone of two million guests since it restarted operations last July.
Today, the milestone was commemorated in Port Canaveral, Fla. aboard Carnival Freedom as the Gibbs family – Daniel and Kristi with son Mason and grandmother Theresa Campbell – from Ocala, Fla. boarded the ship. They were surprised with fanfare from Carnival Freedom’s Captain Mario Imbimbo, Hotel Director, Cruise Director, and team members.
Carnival first resumed operations on July 3 from Galveston, Texas when Carnival Vista sailed from Galveston. The following day Carnival Horizon sailed from PortMiami. Since then, the line has restarted the rest of its 23 ship fleet from 13 U.S. homeports.
Timeline: 2020-2021 Cruise Industry Shutdown
“We are so pleased to have sailed two million guests since our restart, providing much-needed vacations featuring our signature fun to an array of destinations in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, the Mexican Riviera, Alaska, and Europe,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “All the while, providing an economic boost to those destinations and providing our crew members with opportunities to support their families.”
Carnival will restart in its 14th homeport of New York City in June with Carnival Magic and has announced plans that Carnival Splendor will restart in Australia following its Alaska season with a three-day cruise departing Sydney on October 2, 2022.
In November, Carnival’s newest ship, Carnival Celebration, featuring a roller coaster and powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), will debut in Miami.