Carnival to China
CARNIVAL Cruise Line has announced it has signed an agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), which will see a new entity called CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping Limited.
The new China-based joint venture plans to operate its own fleet that will serve Chinese cruise guests by the end of 2019.
“The official launch of our cruise joint venture in China is a significant milestone in the strategic development of a strong and sustainable cruise industry in China,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.
“Together with our partners, we are excited about our ability to launch a new cruise line in China based on existing ships and new China-built cruise ships tailored for Chinese travellers.”