Carnival to Delay Most Remaining 2021 Ship Deliveries


Carnival Corporation announced on Monday that it expects only one more ship to be delivered in fiscal 2021 compared to five ships that were originally scheduled for delivery in fiscal 2021.

The remaining ship to join Carnival Corporation’s fleet in 2021 is widely expected to be Holland America’s Rotterdam, although the company did not elaborate on delivery dates or ships in its earnings press release.

Other ships previously scheduled to join the company’s global fleet in 2021 included the AIDAcosma, Seabourn Venture and Costa Toscana, plus the Discovery Princess, which have all been delayed thus far.

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald said the company had negotiated delays for 16 ships, speaking on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call. 

Remaining 2021 Carnival Corporation Orderbook:

Cruise Line Ship Cost(1) Tonnage Capacity Yard Sailing Delivery Year
Holland America Rotterdam $520 99,000 2,660 Fincantieri Eur/Carib June 2021
AIDA Cruises AIDAcosma $950 183,900 5,400 Meyer Europe Q3 2021
Seabourn Venture $225 23,000 264 Mariotti World Q3 2021
Princess Discovery Princess $760 141,000 3,660 Fincantieri Eur/Carib October 2021
Costa Cruises Toscana $950 183,900 5,224 Meyer Turku South Am Q4 2021

1. In Millions. 

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