Carnival ships at capacity?

I asked this question awhile back, but no one knew the answer. So, here goes: Of those who have been on a cruise this year, was your ship at capacity? If not, about what percentage? And, are the cruise lines divulging this information? We are booked on the Carnival Vista out of Galveston on October 9th. I know it really makes no difference how full the ship is, but we are just wondering. Any information would be appreciated.

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I have not heard nor seen any figures from the cruise lines on this.

Carnival did announce on or about 20 July 2021 (Reuters) that they were coming back at 65%. However, an article three days ago (APNews) said the Mardi Gras sailed at about 70% passengers.

I've been eyeballing it too...and one thing I can say..I havent checked ours on VISTA for Nov, but I have looked at the number of tours available for ours on the VISTA in FEB...what started out at about 150 available ship blessed tours, is now down into the 30's....draw your own conclusions....so I decided to stop being lazy (for the moment) and looked at ours for Nov...about 102 tours still available...out of roughly 150+ a couple of months ago. I suspect some folks arent comfortable with cruising quite yet, but they're working on it...If the lines can "manage" the outbreaks, (and there surely will be), NEXT year could be a banner year for them. I guess for this fall,, there's going to be plenty of vacancies....as for actual numbers, it'll be a secret unless and until the lines decide to make that public.....

Hw would it look if a ship sailed at or near capacity and had a major outbreak....they'd be cruicified...on the other hand, if they sailed at say 50%, and managed it well, they'd be the FIRST to wave the flag....

So, I just got off the phone with Carnival Rep. He stated that as of right now, the October 9th sailing of the Vista out of Galveston is at about 45% occupancy. He said " I think they are wanting about 55% occupancy". Most of the "higher deck rooms" are sold out. We booked in November/December 2020 time frame. $605 total cost for cruise, with a $400 shipboard credit for an interior on the 9th deck. So, I am hoping and praying it doesnt get cancelled as I think we will NEVER find a room that cheap again.

GOOD FOR YOU!!! thats an insane bargain!!! and thanks for that info...it sort of dovetails with what I was figuring.....

I'll show you insane ... This is for a 14 day partial Panama transit round- trip from Baltimore in a 4K Interior Window Obstructed View

CRUISE CHARGES Cruise Rate $200.00

Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses $793.48

Total Cruise Charges $993.48
OPTIONAL Vacation Protection $98.00

TOTAL CHARGES $1,091.48

On Board Credit (USD) $1,000.00

Wow ... now that is a deal

Amazing! Good for you! I thought we were doing fantastic at under $1100 8 days for 2 balcony midship on the Horizon.

If you think that's insane, you haven't met my former wife! I leave home for a couple days and come back to discover her actually in the process of trying to remodel (or demodel) our home by tearing out a load bearing wall. I almost had an obstructed view in my whole house! Sorry to digress here, but any mention of insanity brings back all the fond memories of 18 years ago.

Back to the bargains talk!

That's incredible! Can you provide ship and sail date?

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