Carnival’s commitment to cruise market

Carnival HQ in Southampton

Carnival HQ in Southampton

First published in Business

CRUISING giant Carnival Corporation may have seen income slump in the last quarter but it is forging ahead with a multi-million pound investment in its brands.

The Miami based shipping empire, which has its European headquarters in Southampton, is to spend a huge amount on refitting and upgrading its vessels, Carnival Destiny, Carnival Spirit and Carnival Conquest.

Carnival Destiny is to receive a £98.5m makeover next year. The redesign will be so extensive it has been decided to rename the ship, Carnival Sunshine.

Carnival Sunshine will embark on a schedule of nine- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages in European waters from April to October next year.

Carnival Corporation, which owns Southampton based Cunard, P&O Cruises, and Princess Cruises, is also set to give extensive facelifts to Carnival Spirit and Carnival Conquest.

Sister ship, Carnival Glory will undergo similar refurbishment in November, while Carnival Dream and Carnival Splendour will also be revamped in October and December, respectively.

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8:14am Tue 20 Mar 12

bigfella777 says...

I would rather go on a cruise aboard the Mary Celeste whilst being skippered by Mr Magoo than trust these lot,where is the owner?
I would rather go on a cruise aboard the Mary Celeste whilst being skippered by Mr Magoo than trust these lot,where is the owner? bigfella777
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8:23am Tue 20 Mar 12

mummsie says...

Where do you live Bigfella...? flaming Liverpool!!! You go for it Carnival!!!!! With you ALLLL the way!!!
Where do you live Bigfella...? flaming Liverpool!!! You go for it Carnival!!!!! With you ALLLL the way!!! mummsie
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8:32am Tue 20 Mar 12

10 Minute Man says...

Hope we're not going to end up with generic American/Internation
al ships sailing out of Southampton. Carnival need to up their commitment to the British brands e.g. Cunard and P&O.
Hope we're not going to end up with generic American/Internation al ships sailing out of Southampton. Carnival need to up their commitment to the British brands e.g. Cunard and P&O. 10 Minute Man
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1:25pm Tue 20 Mar 12

phil maccavity says...

Brand new P&O ship, specifically for the British market, in Soton next year!!
Brand new P&O ship, specifically for the British market, in Soton next year!! phil maccavity
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