Carnival Corporation has offered select cruise ships from the company’s global cruise line brands to communities for use as temporary hospitals to help address the escalating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on healthcare systems around the world. These include ships from Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia. Carnival’s ships are being proposed to be used as temporary healthcare facilities to treat non-COVID-19 patients, freeing up additional space and expanding capacity in land-based hospitals to treat cases of COVID-19. As part of the offer, interested parties will be asked to cover only the essential costs of the ship’s operations while in port. Governments or health authorities with interest can find more information on who to contact here.