PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2020
MIAMI – Jim Walker, a maritime lawyer who writes the blog Cruise Law News, is reporting this morning that Carnival Cruise Lines has announced massive layoffs. Walker’s information is supported by other industry insiders and is based upon accounts from employees with first-hand information.
“Today, several crew members provided internal documentation indicating that Carnival is sending as many as 7,000 termination letters to Carnival officers and crew members. As many as eight captains (masters), five staff captains, five guest service managers, six executive chefs and six hotel directors are among the top ship employees who are being laid off.
Carnival sent these letters via e-mails to officers and crew members who are at home on vacation or otherwise at home awaiting a vessel assignment if and when the CDC permits cruising from U.S. ports. Carnival plans to make individual calls to follow up on some of the notices of termination.” (Cruise Law News)
Last March, Carnival Corporation laid off hundreds of employees due to the coronavirus pandemic. Carnival eliminated and furloughed nearly 1,600 shore-side employees and reduced the compensation of many of those employees who were not terminated.
The current round of terminations represents a little over 20% of the approximately 33,000 ship employees employed on Carnival Cruise Line’s diminishing fleet of ships.
Carnival Corporation recently announced that it was selling as many as eighteen cruise ships from its fleet, including four ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line including the Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Imagination and Carnival Fascination.
Read Cruise Law News full article on the latest round of Carnival layoffs by clicking here.
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