Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates a Sea of Smiles: 100 Million Guests and Counting
Carnival Cruise Line is making waves as it celebrates an extraordinary milestone in the world of cruise travel: the embarkation of its 100 millionth guest! This momentous occasion firmly positions Carnival as the world’s most popular cruise line and is a testament to its commitment to providing unforgettable experiences to countless travelers since 1972.
In a heartwarming event, Carnival President Christine Duffy joined the Carnival Sunrise’s guests at PortMiami, where the cruise line was founded, to express her gratitude for choosing the fun-filled adventures offered by Carnival. Duffy also acknowledged Debbie and David Clifford from Ohio, the couple symbolically representing Carnival’s 100 millionth guests, as they boarded the ship along with their family. The ship’s crew, led by Captain Luca Cherchi, welcomed them with enthusiastic fanfare, making the moment even more memorable.
Guests joining the cruise were invited to partake in the celebrations and pose for special photos commemorating how each of them is “One in 100 Million.” This milestone serves as a testament to Carnival’s fun, inclusive atmosphere created by its valued guests and dedicated team members onboard.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, reflected on the achievement, stating, “We’re the first cruise line to meet this incredible mark of 100 million guests, and I believe it is a testament to the fun, inclusive atmosphere our valued guests and our extraordinary team members have created together on board our ships for the past 51 years.” She also expressed excitement for the future of Carnival, with three new ships joining the fleet by spring next year.
The company’s new Carnival Celebration has already received rave reviews from guests enjoying its first few months of sailing from Miami. Next up is the debut of Carnival Venezia in May, which promises to enrich the cruise line’s New York offerings from seasonal to year-round with unique “Carnival Fun Italian Style” experiences. Later this year, the Carnival Jubilee, a third sister ship to Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration, will set sail from Galveston, Texas.
Carnival shows no signs of slowing down, as they have announced that in the spring of 2024, Carnival Firenze, a sister ship to Carnival Venezia, will begin offering year-round cruises from Long Beach, California. The future looks bright and full of fun for Carnival Cruise Line, its dedicated team members, and the millions of guests who continue to choose this extraordinary experience. So, join the celebration and become “One in 100 Million” as you embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Carnival Cruise Line!