Carnival celebrates it two millionth guest since restarting operations

Carnival celebrates it two millionth guest since restarting operations


The Gibbs family were welcomed as Carnival’s two millionth guests since its restart after the pandemic

Carnival Cruise Line has welcomed its two millionth guests, marking a significant milestone since the cruise line restarted operations in July 2021 after Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed.

Carnival restarted it operations on 3 July 2021 when Carnival Vista departed from Galveston, Texas, and has since resumed the service of its 22 ships. In this time, guests have taken more than 1.3 million shore excursions in Carnival’s destination ports.

The cruise line and its guests have also helped to raise $2.25 million for its partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The latest milestone was commemorated on 19 May 2022 as the Gibbs family – Daniel and Kristi, son Mason and grandmother Theresa Campbell – boarded Carnival Freedom in Port Canaveral in Orlando, Florida.

“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 start sailing from its 14th homeport in New York City in June with Carnival Magic and to restart its operations in Australia with Carnival Splendor, which will reposition to Sydney on 2 October 2022.

Carnival’s newest LNG-powered ship, Carnival Celebration, will also debut from Miami, Florida, in November.

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
23 May 2022

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