Carnival up commit to Aus

Carnival up commit to Aus

CARNIVAL Cruise Line’s move to deploy Carnival Splendor to Sydney (see page 1) “reflects Carnival’s serious commitment to the Australian market”, Christine Duffy, president Carnival Cruise Line told media on board Carnival Spirit this morning.

“When we really look at all the new ships that we have coming into the fleet, you start to think about where you might deploy more capacity, and we think Australia will be able to fill the ship and have the demand that we need to bring Carnival Splendor to Sydney,” Duffy told Travel Daily.

Jennifer Vandekreeke, vp and gm Australia Carnival Cruise Line told TD “We really wanted to bring a fresh, new ship down for Australians and we wanted to bring it year-round because we really felt it was a true commitment to the market”.

In Dec 2016 Carnival Australia announced Carnival Splendor would join the P&O Cruises fleet, but in Sep decided to keep it under the Carnival Cruise Line brand and instead deploy Golden Princess to P&O (TD 28 Sep).

Pictured on Carnival Spirit today are Jennifer Vandekreeke (left) and Christine Duffy.

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