Resumption of operations is scheduled to continue. The three largest cruise shipping groups have published plans to bring more ships back to service in the months ahead.
CCL had 35% of its capacity in service at the end of August 2021. By the end of its current financial year, on 30 November, the company expects 61% of its ships to be back in service. That figure should reach 75% in June 2022, according to projections made at the end of August. However, CCL said the actual figure would increase from this, because the return of more ships to service would be confirmed in due time.
RCG had 40 ships, or about 65% of its total capacity, in service on 29 October, when it published its third-quarter interim report. By the end of 2021, the company expects 50 out of a total fleet of 61 vessels to be in service – about 80% of its capacity.
NCLH had 11 ships out of a fleet of 28 – about 40% of its capacity – in service at the end of the third quarter. That figure should reach 75% by the end of 2021, and the entire fleet should be back in service by April 2022, according to current projections.