Carnival to sell four additional ships in 2021

Photo: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Corporation is set to accelerate the removal of four more of its vessels from service, the company said in a statement dated January 11.

The four vessels were originally slated to be sold over the ensuing years. However, their withdrawal from service is being accelerated to facilitate the delivery of newbuild vessels that will ensure a roughly 14 per cent larger average berth size per ship and an average vessel age of 12 years in 2022.

Carnival claims the sale of the vessels will result in future operating expense efficiencies of approximately two percent per available lower berth day (ALBD) and a reduction in fuel consumption of approximately one percent per ALBD.

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