MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line has reported a record booking day on Cyber Monday, with volume up 50% over the same day in 2019.
According to President Christine Duffy, the record day comes on the heels of several milestones for the cruise line.
“The Cyber Monday sale activity showed consumer demand across the fleet, and we were particularly pleased with the booking activity for Carnival Venezia’s new year-round service from New York, and our new extended six-month program for carnival Magic out of Norfolk,” she said.
“Our very successful naming ceremony for Carnival Celebration on Nov. 20 and all the media coverage it generated clearly kept Carnival top of mind as vacationers got started on their holiday shopping,” added Duffy.
This month alone, Carnival introduced service by Carnival Luminosa in Australia and Carnival Celebration from Miami, plus three additional ships will join the fleet over the next 18 months. There are 24 ships currently in guest operation, and 26 are open for sale – some already into 2025 – with the pending arrival of Carnival Venezia and Carnival Jubilee.
The pent-up demand for cruising has manifested in multiple ways in 2022, said Duffy, as Carnival was the first major cruise line to have its entire fleet back in operation. Earlier this year, the company saw its busiest booking week in its history, from March 28-April 3, showing a double-digit increase from its previous record seven-day booking total. Carnival now has more capacity (measured by available lower berth days, or ALBDs) than it was sailing in 2019.
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