P&O Cruisess Australia, the Sydney based contemporary market unit in the Carnival Corporation & plc group, plans to replace its existing fleet of five ships, all of which were built in the 1990s to other brands, with more modern tonnage over time.
“We also expect to replace existing ships over time with more efficient assets for this market. We will make announcements when relevant, Sandy Olsen, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Carnival Australia, told Cruise Business Online
She was referring to the news that the company will receive the 2001 built Golden Princess from sister company Princess Cruises in 2020, a year later than it had been envisaged to receive a 135,000 gross ton newbuilding from Fincantieri.
This would have been the line’s first newbuilding, but the Carnival group decided to allocate the ship to Carnival Cruise Line instead.