FLORIDA, United States, Tuesday March 28, 2017 – Carnival Corporation has the Caribbean to thank, in part, for a good first quarter performance this year.
Revenues for the first quarter of 2017 were US$3.8 billion were higher than the US$3.7 billion in the prior year, and Carnival’s President and Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald saw the Caribbean destinations as having something to do with that.
“Our performance was driven by increased demand, particularly for our core Caribbean itineraries, leading to higher year-over-year ticket prices which enabled us to overcome the significant negative impact of both fuel and currency to exceed the high end of our guidance range,” he said.
One of the highlights identified during the first quarter was that, following the Corporation’s historic sailings from the United States to Cuba through its Fathom brand, Carnival Cruise Line received approval to begin operating cruises to Cuba.
Carnival Paradise will be the largest cruise ship to sail to Cuba from the US when it begins calling in Havana in June.