Carnival Corporation said on Tuesday that it would expedite the removal of less efficient cruise ships from its global fleet.
Earlier, the world’s largest cruise operator had said that it would ship 13 ships out of its fleet, taking the number to 18, eight of which had already departed from the fleet.
“In total, 18 ships represent about 12 percent of pre-stop capacity and only three percent of operating income in 2019,” Carnival said in a press release.
Carnival stated, “The sale of less efficient ships will reduce the capacity for future operating expenses by about two percent less birthdays (” ALBD “) and fuel consumption by about one percent.
“We continue to take aggressive action to emerge a more efficient company. We are accelerating the evacuation of 18 less efficient ships in our fleet. This is a 12% reduction in capacity and a structural look while retaining the most cash.” Will generate a lower cost base. ” Generic assets in our portfolio, ”commented CEO Arnold Donald.
Based on the actions taken so far through 2022 and scheduled new reconstruction deliveries, the company’s fleet will be about 13 percent larger and more efficient in each case with an average average berth size and an average age of 12 in 2022 vs. 13 years. 2019
The most recent ship exits include Rotterdam and Amsterdam, sold to Fred. Holland America Line to Olsen Cruise Lines.