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Carnival says goodbye to two class cruise ships

Carnival Cruise Line honored two ships that were recently sold by sharing fond memories from the cruise line staff.

Last week, Carnival confirmed the Carnival Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration were sold to a scrapyard and in an effort to commemorate the ships' legacy, Carnival shared memories from Carnival executives and staff.

Carnival Fantasy arrives in Turkey for recycling after 30 years in service

Carnival Cruises will sell two more cruise ships

Carnival Corp. & plc announced on Wednesday in a Form 8-K financial filing it will get rid of two more cruise ships, in addition to the 13 ships it previously announced it would sell.

The decision to sell the ships are intended to align the fleet with the expected phased restart of guest cruise operations while also generating cost savings.

Carnival Cruise updates status of its cruise ship fleet

Carnival Cruise Line provided a fleet plan on Thursday that provides details on the status of its cruise ships during the current global cruise shutdown.

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Carnival Excel rendering

Carnival began the update with some good news, informing the public it will take delivery of a new unnamed Excel-class ship in November 2022.

Carnival Mardi Gras construction photo update - July 20, 2020

Carnival Cruise Line released new construction photos that showcase the progress being made on the cruise line's next new cruise ship.

Mardi Gras is under construction at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland.

The new ship is scheduled to debut in February 2021 (she was delayed from November 2020).

Carnival has less than 400 crew members left to repatriate on its cruise ships

Carnival Cruise Line announced on Friday thanks to the assistance of many Caribbean and Latin American countries, the cruise line has lass than 400 crew members remaining on board awaiting repatriation.

Carnival has repatriated more than 26,000 crew members across the world.

Carnival plans to sell ships off quicker than expected

Carnival Corporation provided a business update to investors, which outlines its plan to sell off 13 cruise ships quicker, while delaying new ship arrivals into the fleet.

Instead of selling off ships over the next few years, Carnival will accelerate the removal of ships in fiscal 2020.

Compare: Carnival vs. Norwegian Cruise Line

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678 Ocean Place on NCL's Norwegian Bliss (source: NCL)

Carnival cancels all Mardi Gras sailings through January 2021

Carnival Cruise Line announced late Monday night new cancellations that affect select cruise ships, including the upcoming Mardi Gras ship.

The brand new Mardi Gras will see her debut delayed by a few months, as her sailings between November 14, 2020 - January 30, 2021 are cancelled.  

Mardi Gras is not only Carnival's next new cruise ship, she will be the first LNG-powered ship to operate in the Western Hemisphere and featuring the first roller coaster at sea.

Compare: Royal Caribbean vs. Carnival Cruises

A cruise line's vibe can make or break your experience, which is why it's so important to pick the line (and ship) that's right for you.

If you're looking for a breakdown of Carnival vs. Royal Caribbean cruises, we can help.

Below we've compared the two most well-known cruise brands so you can make an informed decision, based on key areas like food, cabins and, of course, price.

Wall Street analyst thinks cruise recovery is many years away

Wall Street analyst Chris Woronka of Deutsche Bank wrote a note that predicts in the long run cruise lines will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it will take many years to accomplish.

While he does not see the cruise line stocks of Carnival, Norwegian or Royal Caribbean being low enough to buy right now, in the long term Woronka sees these stocks recovering after getting torpedoed by the COVID-19 panic.

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