May 20. As the first major U.S. cruise line with its full fleet back in guest service since the industry’s restart last summer, Carnival Cruise Line has now reached the two million guest mark. The milestone was commemorated May 19 in Port Canaveral, Fla. aboard Carnival Freedom as the Gibbs family—Daniel and Kristi with son Mason and grandmother Theresa Campbell—from Ocala, Fla. boarded the ship.
Carnival’s industry pace-setting restart began on July 3, 2021 when Carnival Vista set sail from Galveston and since then 22 additional ships have resumed service from 13 U.S. homeports all while guests were helping to raise $2.25 million for partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In addition, during this time guests have taken more than 1.3 million shore excursions in Carnival’s destination ports, and two million Carnival-branded items have been sold in the gift shops fleetwide, including 150,000 items from the line’s 50th birthday collection.
Source: Insider Travel Report