Cruise Line said it won’t debut in China next year as previously scheduled, but
will send the Carnival Miracle to source passengers there in 2018.
"Following a recent review of
our fleetwide deployment plans over the next few years and the best formula for
balancing capacity needs, we have decided to enter the Chinese market in early
2018 and remain excited about expanding our operations to this part of the
world,” Carnival said in a statement.
The 2,100-passenger Miracle, which
was originally scheduled to begin service in China in spring 2017, will now
continue to operate Mexican Riviera and Hawaii cruises throughout 2017. It will
reposition to China in early 2018.