There have been rumors flying around the web that the Carnival Corporation are about to announce something big on June 4th.
The Carnival Corporation which is the largest cruise company in the world and operates well knows brands including Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, P&O cruises and a ton more is about to announce something very big. The news will be released at a New York press conference and invitations for the event have already been sent out.
And we know you’re thinking what could it be? Well the truth is nobody knows but there is plenty of speculation online throughout the cruise industry. One rumor is the company might be announcing a brand new brand for the Asian cruise market based in China. In fact Carnival has already shown interest in setting up a brand new cruise line in the region. This could also include the transferring of some Carnival Cruise Lines Fantasy class ships.
According to a member on the Cruise Critic message boards the Carnival Splendor might be deployed to China towards the end of 2017. This will be after a drydock that may take place early 2016.
I was talking to my friend who is a contractor in Freeport that supervises with the dry dock facility there about Carnival. He said there are plans to retrofit the Carnival Splendor and get it ready for its time in Asia. He said the dry dock will be in early 2016 but the ship won’t head to China until December 2017.
The press event could also be news about a brand new class ship for one of the cruise lines, if it is we think it could be Carnival Cruise Line or possibly several cruise lines. In March the company announced that an agreement had been made with two of Europe’s largest cruise ship builders to construct 9 cruise ships across all of its brands.
Another rumor is that Carnival may be making an entrance into the Cuba cruise market but we don’t think a press conference in New York is needed for this. Ok thats enough rumor, only time will tell! What do you folks think? let us know in the comments below.