Carnival Cruise Bookings Nearly Double After Covid Curbs Eased
Carnival Cruise Line said bookings on Monday were “nearly double” the level for the same day in 2019 after management eliminated pre-cruise testing requirements for vaccinated guests and the exemption request process for people who aren’t vaccinated.
“Our guests are booking the remaining 2022 inventory, and getting a head start planning for 2023,” Carnival President Christine Duffy said in a statement. “Mid-August is typically not a busy month for cruise bookings, but it’s clear that pent-up demand for Carnival has not been satisfied and guests are responding very favorably to our updated protocols.”
Carnival shares rose as high as $11.15 in New York. They were up 3.2% to $11.05 at 12:53 p.m. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. also rose.
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