Carnival Corporation is planning to reduce its fleets as the cruise line struggles to come back to operation amidst coronavirus pandemic.
The company announced it already has preliminary agreements for the disposal of six ships, but did not name them. Those ships are expected to leave the fleet in the next 90 days, Carnival said, adding that it is currently working toward additional agreements.
Carnival added the disposals were an acceleration of existing plans to dispose of the ships in the coming years.
The company expects to resume guest operations, after collaboration with both government and health authorities, in a phased manner.
This means specific ships and brands will be returning to service over time.
Carnival anticipates that initial sailings will be from a select number of easily accessible homeports.
At the same time, the company expects future capacity to be moderated by the phased re-entry of its ships, the removal of capacity from its fleet, and delays in new ship deliveries.
No further dates were provided on which ships will go, but the Costa Victoria is reported to be among those on the chopping block.
Also today, Some revelations were made in Carnival Corporation’s second-quarter earnings results released on June 18, in which the company posted a net loss of $4.4 billion and revenues of just $0.7 billion, down from $4.8 billion during the same timeframe in 2019.