Carnival Cruise Line Is Hitting the Open Ocean in August
Carnival Cruise Line has announced it will set sail again beginning in August and it appears its ships will leave port pretty close to capacity.
Most businesses are taking it one day at a time, making decisions on whether and how to re-open as data continues to roll in and guidelines are put in place. Cruise lines have been one of the hardest industries hit, and need to get back to sailing to survive.
The first to make headlines is Carnival Cruise Lines.
I'm a lover of cruises. If I had my choice of a vacation, it would be on a cruise ship every time. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but apparently a lot of people are not giving it a second thought. As a matter of fact, the cruise line gave TMZ a statement last week that reinstates that lots of people look forward to cruising. Carnival Cruise Lines said cruisers are "not a bit concerned about traveling at this time because many said they were healthy and looking forward to having fun after being in lockdown for months."
Carnival said it saw a 600 percent jump in bookings the three days following its announcement and a 200 percent increase in actual bookings from last year in August.
So this begs the question, if you are a fan of cruises, are you starting to think about booking a cruise? Did you have one planned and canceled, or haven't yet canceled in hopes things will get better?