Arcadia and QM2 among 12 rerouted Carnival ships

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By Kelly Ranson
31/01/2024
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Carnival Corporation will reroute 12 ships, including P&O’s Arcadia and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, to avoid the Red Sea.

Ships from seven of Carnival Corporation’s brands had been due to transit the Red Sea up until May, and are now planning to sail altered itineraries.

The cruise giant said it had not seen an impact on booking trends and has no other Red Sea transits until November 2024.

P&O Cruises confirmed Arcadia’s ‘Western Circumnavigation’ cruise will remain unchanged until Singapore in March and will then avoid the Suez Canal and sail back to Southampton via the coast of Africa with calls in Port Louis, Durban, Cape Town and Tenerife.

Queen Mary 2 will also reroute a segment of its world cruise in April, although the line hasn’t confirmed the new ports as yet.

Both P&O Cruises and Cunard said in a statement: “As the itinerary is updated, we are directly notifying affected guests and their travel agents.”

Other cruise lines in the group include Carnival Cruise Line, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), Princess Cruises, and Seabourn.

Carnival added the rerouting will have an adjusted earnings per share impact of $0.07 to $0.08 for full year 2024.

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