Carnival Cruise Lines, the world’s largest cruise line (Cunard Line, P&O Cruises, AIDA Cruises and others) announced they will launch their own brand Carnival Cruise Line directly in China starting from Spring 2017.
Over 4.5 million people a year cruise with Carnival Cruise Line from many ports around the world and now the Chinese market will have direct access to the ships without flying to the other side of the world.
The company will partner closely with their subsidiary Costa Asia to sales, marketing and operational support in the region. Costa has already a well-established presence in Asia and operated cruises from China for the past nine years under different Carnival brands.
Specific ship and itinerary information will be announced in the near future.