While other Carnival Corp. ships are delayed, the Rotterdam cruise ship will make its definitive debut in 2021.
Holland America Line’s Rotterdam will be the only Carnival Corporation ship to debut this fiscal year, following the company’s announcement that it would only receive a new ship in 2021.
The 2,668-passenger Rotterdam, which was previously scheduled to be called Ryndam, was originally scheduled to debut in May before being pushed back to July 30, 2021 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Carnival Corporation’s 2021 fiscal calendar ends November 30, 2021. The Seabourn Venture delivery, which will debut in December, is not affected at this time, as it occurs within the corporation’s 2022 fiscal year.
On the other hand, Costa Firenze and Carnival Mardi Gras, which were delivered at the end of last calendar year, are also not affected at this time.
However, three other vessels are currently affected.
The Costa Toscana, AIDAcosma and Discovery Princess are likely to be delayed until 2022. While Carnival Corporation CFO David Bernstein confirmed to investors that future confirmed orders for new construction would not be canceled, the corporation is choosing to delay delivery of new construction due to construction delays and financial considerations.
All three ships would debut in the second half of that year.
AIDA, Costa and Princess Cruises have yet to make formal announcements about the delay of these ships. AIDAcosma is under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany; Costa Toscana is being built in Meyer Turku in Finland; and Discovery Princess is being built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.
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