Cruise giant Carnival is eyeing another year of record sales and profit in 2024.
The company, whose lines include P&O Cruises and Cunard, which operates the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, has cashed in on demand for post-pandemic travel.
Despite the cost of living squeeze hitting families, British consumers are flocking back, Carnival said.
Chief executive Josh Weinstein said it was entering 2024 with ‘the best booked position we have ever seen’.
Nearly two-thirds of berths for 2024 are already filled.
Profits ahoy: Carnival, whose Cunard line operates the Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, has cashed in on demand for post-pandemic travel
Carnival expects profits of £4.4billion for 2024 – 30 per cent up on this year.
Annual revenue was £17billion in 2023 and profit was £3.3billion.
Weinstein said: ‘We ended the year on a high note with another record-breaking quarter that exceeded expectations.
‘In fact, we consistently outperformed in all four quarters, buoyed by a strengthening demand across all our brands.’
Shares rose 3.5 per cent, or 46p, to 1377p. and are up nearly 140 per cent this year.
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Carnival cruises rides wave of record sales as Britons splash out on getaways