Carnival Corporation (world's largest cruise shipowner) established its position as the leader in Panama Canal transition cruises, with more vessels cruising to (partial transits) and through (full transits) Panama Canal.
A total of 6 of Carnival Corp-owned brands/subsidiaries transit completely or partially through this artificial waterway during season 2019-2020 (fall 2019 through spring 2020). This will be the 3rd full season since the canal’s expansion completed in 2016.
Collectively, the Carnival brands visiting the region (Carnival, Cunard, Holland America, P&O UK, Princess, Seabourn) have 26 vessels currently scheduled to enter canal's new/larger locks connecting the oceans Atlantic and Pacific, which is roughly 1/4 of corporation’s global fleet. During the upcoming Panama Canal season, Carnival Corporation has 70+ planned voyages with full or partial transits.