Carnival Cruise Line has confirmed that it will
commit two ships to the China market beginning with Carnival
Miracle in spring 2017 followed by Carnival Splendor in spring
Both ships will be based in China year round.
"Carnival is the world's most popular
cruise line and our style of cruising appeals to guests of all
ages and particularly families," said Christine Duffy, president
of Carnival Cruise Line. "We attract more than 4.5 million guests
a year and, as the family cruise leader, we also carry more than
700,000 children each year. Multi-generational families also
choose to vacation with Carnival more than any other cruise brand.
We look forward to bringing our one-of-a-kind, exceptionally
popular cruise experience to the Chinese market."
has a guest capacity of 2,124 guests and a guest to crew ratio of
nearly two to one. The ship offers a variety of features
including more than 60% of accommodations featuring a
private balcony. There are also four swimming
pools with a magrodome over the main pool area.
Carnival Miracle's two promenade decks offer multiple types of
locations for gathering with friends and family, playing games or
enjoying a host of other activities and entertainment
Extensive enhancements were added earlier
this year with the addition of the Red Frog Pub which features a
uniquely Caribbean atmosphere with music and entertainment options
from this popular tropical region. The Alchemy Bar was added as
well, and skilled bartenders create custom drinks with unique
fresh ingredients based on guests' individual tastes and
Carnival Miracle offers multiple dedicated
facilities for children, including an expansive water park. For the adults, Serenity is a private and comfortable
outdoor area restricted to guests age 18 and older. The ship also
features a steak house, casino, shopping
and other F&B outlets.
Splendor, which enters the China market in 2018, is a larger
vessel which carries just over 3,000 passengers and boasts a wide
variety of features.
The ship also has
four swimming pools, one of which can be covered by a glass magrodome, seven whirlpools, a Serenity area and a variety of dedicated facilities for children in different age groups.
Carnival will be establishing operations in China in
partnership with sister company Costa Asia, which has operated in
the Chinese market for the past nine years.
"Given the combined
experience of Costa Asia, along with other sister companies either
already in the market, such as Princess Cruises, or entering the
market, such as AIDA, the collective scale of Carnival
Corporation's Asia operations is unparalleled and enables us to
tap into an immense network of resources and expertise as we
launch our China program," said Duffy.
Reservations for voyages on Carnival Miracle are expected to open
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