Pablo Cruise Line announced on Monday that it has hired about 400 new cruise-ship workers for its Pacific Ocean cruise line, a number that it said will go up as demand for the company’s flagship fleet of luxury cruises and smaller vessels increases.
The company said the new hires will work in the fleet of vessels it operates around the world, including a fleet of four ships in the Caribbean that are part of the “Pacific Odyssey” line.
It will also hire more than 2,000 workers to operate the company-owned ships.
The announcement comes as cruise-fleet sales have been falling, as more of the industry moves to smaller, low-cost carriers.
Pablo Cruise line had 1,500 employees as of Dec. 31, down from 1,976 employees a year earlier.
The announcement comes after Pablo Cruise announced last month that it would lay off 1,000 employees and reduce the number of boats and other crew members by about 20 percent over the next year.
Pablo Cruise said the layoffs would not affect its ability to meet cruise-industry standards.
The Caribbean cruise line was founded in 1982 and is a subsidiary of the same parent company as Carnival Corp. The two companies operate hundreds of vessels and other cruises worldwide.
The companies’ parent company, Carnival International, is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged illegal campaign contributions by its executives and other executives.
In the announcement, Pablo Cruise said it would be adding new ships to its fleet over the coming years.
The new boats will provide better conditions and better passenger service, it said.
The fleet of Cruises is designed to provide a wide range of dining, entertainment, and other services and will provide a seamless ride experience for guests.
“We will continue to invest in the ships that we operate and are proud to say that the ships we operate today are among the most highly rated in the world and are among our most profitable and reliable vessels,” Pablo Cruise CEO Richard Karges said in the announcement.
Carnival said last month it was cutting 3,000 jobs in the U