Soaring cost of food hits cruise industry too

Europa 2 - French Restaurant Tarragon (Courtesy Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)Rapidly increasing cost of food is impacting the cruise industry as well, figures released by the three largest listed companies in the business show.

In the 12 months to 30 November 2019 that was the end of its final financial year before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Carnival group carried 12.87 million passengers and paid $1.08 billion for food. This makes $84 per passenger.

However, in the first quarter of its present financial year, the company carried 1.01 million passengers, but its food bill amounted to $136 million that was equal to $136 per passengers.

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