What Direction Will Carnival Take in the Future?

Here is how Carnival Views its future and that of the cruise industry's future.

 

https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/17328-carnival-q2-driving-future-growth.html

 

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I think the article discussed a typical CEO response that growth of CCL with continue, mainly due to China.  I have a big issue with all these new mega-ships and all the new cabins to fill coming on the market.

 

For US, I believe the net affect will be decreased pricing as the cruise lines do NOT want empty cabins on their cruises. Empty cabins equate to lower last minute (90-30 days before departure) prices which will be a benefit for those able to take advantage.

 

Time will tell. Let's see what happens.

I miss the bargain prices we got when we started cruising in 2013. 

We used to watch for, and get OBC for price drops, but our cruise for next March has gone up 15% since we booked when we were on our cruise. The sales they have haven't helped so far, so we got a good deal.

I really think my view of future cruise ships is so jaded by the many "spectacular" hotels that began popping up on the Las Vegas strip the past few years ... everybody building higher, fancier, more expensive hotels and it really did not explode the way they thought it would.

There comes a fine line for most people of spending $500 / night versus $100/ night in Las Vegas to say nothing of the oldies but goodies that have been on the strip for decades that may go for $30 / night.

If each cruise ship goes from Point A to Point B - how much more are you willing to spend for the latest greatest thing . Vegas learned the hard way that most people wont.

I see the future of cruising as somewhat dismal.

Americans are losing decent paying jobs by the thousands.  It's the middle class that makes up most of the cruising populace.  With little or no disposable income, vacationers will be staying closer to home.  Add to that, seasoned cruisers are becoming disillusioned with the industry, as food and service are becoming less than spectacular.  Expect airlines to suffer too.  Sooner or later, these mega ships will be sailing half full.  

humm, an article on Carnival and  the media post a picture of a ship that's not a Whale tail. 

I was thinking about that too, put P&O is actually one of the cruise lines under the huge Carnival Corporation which includes Carnival, Princess, P&O, Holland America, AIDA, Cunard, Costa, Seabourn, and Fathom.

 

And the article is about Carnival Corporation. 

I was thinking about all the new mega ships too and if they're really that many people cruising to consistently fill 'em up. Article indicated Carnival's plan to balance the supply side is to remove 1 -2 older ships from the fleet each year. That will probably be part of the strategy in trying to keep the prices up. 

True.

I'll stay with what the media is, when ever there is a ship at sea with a mechanical failure or fire on board the media for the most part plaster a picture of a Whale Tail funnel ship. 

 

I agree!  I always see a Carnival ship or RCCL ship in the picture they provide no matter what the actual ship was in the negative incident.  If it's positive they still get the ship and cruise line wrong but seems they choose from a broader range of cruise lines.

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