If you've cruised on Carnival before, your Cruise Director probably answered this question in one of his talks. Of course everyone knows that the ship has a long extension cord that runs all the way back to Miami.
Carnival in the News
Even if you've never cruised before, you've recently heard news stories about various operational issues onboard Carnival Cruise Lines' ships. While these situations are rare, it does afford the opportunity for review of the fleet operations and to learn ways to improve. Carnival Cruise Lines has done just that, and has announced an ambitious fleetwide program.
Watch this video to see President and CEO Gerry Cahill explain the improvements and then read about the highlights below.
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES ANNOUNCES FLEETWIDE $300 MILLION PROGRAM TO ENHANCE OPERATING RELIABILITY AND GUEST COMFORT
This enhancement program will cost more than $300 million, and rapid upgrades have already begun. It will focus on the following areas:
- Increased Emergency Generator Power
- Increased Fire Prevention, Detection and Suppression Systems
- Enhanced Operating Redundancies
- Company to Form New Safety & Reliability Review Board
“All of Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships operate safely today. Each vessel already has effective systems in place to prevent, detect and respond to emergency situations, and we meet or exceed all regulatory requirements,” said Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. “However, by applying lessons learned through our fleet-wide operational review after the Carnival Triumph fire and by taking advantage of new technologies, we have identified areas for enhancement across our operations. These initiatives reflect our commitment to safe and reliable operations and an enjoyable cruising experience for the nearly 4.5 million guests who sail with Carnival Cruise Lines each year.”
“Our fleet already operates at a high standard of reliability. The investments announced today for Carnival Cruise
We applaud Carnival for taking these steps to further demonstrate their commitment to safety of their guests, crew, and ships. Even in the wake of these events, the overall Cruise Industry still remains the safest means of travel.