Last December, Carnival Cruise Line announced that Carnival Splendor would be leaving their fleet and joining their sister cruise line, P&O Australia in 2019.
Now, Cruise Industry News is reporting that Carnival Splendor will stay in Carnival’s fleet. Sister ship Golden Princess will now make the move over to P&O Cruises Australia instead of Carnival Splendor.
The initial plan was for Carnival Splendor to leave the fleet around the same time that the third Vista class ship would be completed. This third currently unnamed Vista class ship will now be the 27th cruise ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet.
Cruise Industry News also reported that Carnival plans on increasing their year round operation in Australia to two cruise ships by 2020.
Carnival Splendor is a 113,000 gross ton cruise ship that can carry 3,006 passengers. The vessel entered service in the Summer of 2008 and is the only ship of its class in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet. Carnival Splendor currently sails 6, 7, and 8 night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Miami, Florida.