Render of Carnival Sunrise

Carnival Corp. starts drawing from $3 billion loan

Carnival Corporation announced it’s intent to borrow approximately $3 billion over six months to increase it’s cash position. This will serve as working capitol and to be used for general expenses.

Caribbean Princess Departing Port Everglades. 11/5/2016 ©CruiseInd
Caribbean Princess Departing Port Everglades. 11/5/2016

(From Carnival Corp) Due to the spread and recent developments, including growing port restrictions around the world, related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Corporation previously announced a voluntary and temporary pause of its fleet cruise operations by its continental Europe and North American brands.  Subsequently, the Corporation implemented a temporary pause of its global fleet cruise operations across all brands.  Each brand has separately announced the duration of its pause.  Significant events affecting travel, including COVID-19, typically have an impact on booking patterns, with the full extent of the impact generally determined by the length of time the event influences travel decisions.  The Corporation believes the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on its operations and global bookings will have a material negative impact on its financial results and liquidity.  The Corporation is taking additional actions to improve its liquidity, including capital expenditure and expense reductions, and pursuing additional financing.  Given the uncertainly of the situation, the Corporation is currently unable to provide an earnings forecast, however we expect results of operations for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2020 to result in a net loss.