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I’ve done some posts in recent months covering Carnival Corp’s plans for new builds. They have seven ships currently under construction (although it might be six now that Koningsdam has been delivered). There’s a definite order for four from Meyer, two to be built in Germany and two in Finland – as I outlined here, these will go to Costa and Aida. Then there’s an order for a further five ships from Fincantieri. There’s been some uncertainty as to which lines would get these five, but by last December I posted that we knew the destinations of four of them: two were for Costa Asia, one was another Royal Princess-class ship for Princess, and a fourth was for P&O Australia. That left one unaccounted for, and some people were apparently suggesting that P&O UK might get it.

Not so, it seems. On Saturday, Carnival Corporation issued a news release to announce the destinations of all five of these ships. The destinations of the four that we already knew were confirmed. The fifth was announced to be another new Royal-class ship for Princess Cruises.

That’s takes the schedule of newbuilds for Carnival Corp deliveries as far as 2020, so no new ships for P&O until after that. I’m convinced that the reason for this is comparatively lack-lustre performance of the UK cruises market. More on that in another post.

2 Responses to “No new ship for P&O….”

    • Tom Burke says:

      Indeed it won’t…. Although we don’t know how well or not the other Carnival brands do.

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