As part of a major reshuffle of its US operations, Carnival Cruise line (CCL) has announced that two vessels will be leaving the fleet this year.
They are the 1993-built ‘Carnival Sensation’ (pictured), which will not restart operations and the 1991-built ‘Carnival Ecstasy’, which is due to undertake her last cruise on 10th October.
“Our guests have remained passionate and supportive throughout the restart and 2022 gives us plenty of reasons for enthusiasm and excitement as we reach full operations in the US, prepare for our 50th birthday celebration, and await the arrival of ‘Carnival Celebration’ this fall,” said Christine Duffy, CCL President. “Our very loyal guests, our vibrant homeport strategy and our fleet of popular ships are strengths to our advantage, as we adapt to changing opportunities and circumstances.”
One of the major changes is the withdrawal of the Australian two ship operation until later in the year, due to travel restrictions.
Details for a two-ship return to Australia will be announced when they are confirmed, CCL said.
Later it was reported that the former ’Carnival Fascination’, the fourth ship in the Fantasy class, arrived off Gadani Beach, Pakistan on 9th February for recycling.