CruiseInternal conversion plans underway for the cruise line.

Carnival expands fleet with Costa and Aida ships

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The Costa Magica will be refitted as a Carnival Cruise Line ship.
The Costa Magica will be refitted as a Carnival Cruise Line ship. Photo Credit: Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line will grow its fleet over the next three years with the addition of two ships from sister brands.

The line will take over the delivery of an Excel-class ship that had previously been planned for Aida Cruises in 2023 and will also take the Costa Magica from Costa Cruises.

The Magica is going into drydock, where it will be converted to a Carnival ship and will join the line in 2022.

Carnival said the addition of those ships, plus its new Mardi Gras and the upcoming Carnival Celebration, will bring the number of ships in its fleet to 27 by the end of 2023. Carnival said the ships would bring "many new amenities and features for guests" as well as environmental benefits and enhancements.

Carnival Corp. has been adjusting its brands' fleet sizes during the pandemic. Last year, the company said it would sell 18 of its ships. Those included four of Carnival Cruise Line's Fantasy-class ships.

Ship names and other details will be announced at a later date, Carnival said.

Source: Travel Weekly

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