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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

2.   Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

Liquidity and Management’s Plan

Due to the impact of COVID-19, in March 2020, the Company implemented a voluntary suspension of all cruise voyages across its three brands. In the third quarter of 2021, we began a phased relaunch of our fleet, which was completed in early May 2022, with all ships now in operation with guests on board.

The estimation of our future cash flow projections includes numerous assumptions that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Our principal assumptions for future cash flow projections include:

Expected return to and sustained historical occupancy levels;
Expected increase in revenue per Passenger Cruise Day through a combination of both passenger ticket and onboard revenue as compared to 2019;
Expected timing of cash collections in accordance with the terms of our credit card processing agreements (see Note 9 - “Commitments and Contingencies”); and
Expected sustained higher fuel prices and the impact of inflation.

Our projected liquidity requirements also reflect our principal assumptions surrounding ongoing operating costs, as well as liquidity requirements for financing costs and necessary capital expenditures. We have a substantial debt balance as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we require a significant amount of our liquidity and cash flows provided by operating activities to service our debt. In addition, as a result of conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and other global events, such as Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and actions taken by the United States and other governments in response to the invasion, the global economy, including the financial and credit markets, has experienced significant volatility and disruptions, including increases in inflation rates, fuel prices, and interest rates. These conditions have resulted, and may continue to result, in increased expenses and may also impact travel or

consumer discretionary spending. We believe the ongoing effects of the foregoing factors and events on our operations and global bookings have had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on our financial results and liquidity.

We cannot make assurances that our assumptions used to estimate our liquidity requirements will not change materially due to the dynamic nature of the current economic landscape. We have made reasonable estimates and judgments of the impact of these events within our financial statements; however, there may be material changes to those estimates in future periods. We have taken actions to improve our liquidity, including completing various capital market and financing transactions and making capital expenditure and operating expense reductions, and we expect to continue to pursue further opportunities to improve our liquidity.

Based on these actions and assumptions as discussed above, and considering our cash and cash equivalents of $700.6 million as of March 31, 2023 and the impact of our $591 million undrawn Revolving Loan Facility and $650 million undrawn commitment less related fees (see Note 6 – “Long-Term Debt”), we have concluded that we have sufficient liquidity to satisfy our obligations for at least the next twelve months. In addition, we have $300 million of backstop committed financing for amounts outstanding under the Senior Secured Credit Facility, which is available between October 4, 2023 and January 2, 2024 (see Note 6 – “Long-Term Debt”).

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements are unaudited and, in our opinion, contain all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the periods presented.

Our operations are seasonal and results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the entire fiscal year. Historically, demand for cruises has been strongest during the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months; however, our cruise voyages were completely suspended from March 2020 until July 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our resumption of cruise voyages was phased in gradually through May 2022. The interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2022, which are included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 28, 2023.

Loss Per Share

A reconciliation between basic and diluted loss per share was as follows (in thousands, except share and per share data):

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For the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, a total of 89.4 million and 86.4 million shares, respectively, have been excluded from diluted weighted-average shares outstanding because the effect of including them would have been anti-dilutive.

Foreign Currency

The majority of our transactions are settled in U.S. dollars. We remeasure assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies at exchange rates in effect at the balance sheet date. The resulting gains or losses are recognized in our consolidated statements of operations within other income (expense), net. We recognized a loss of $8.7 million and a gain of $8.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, related to remeasurement of assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies. Remeasurements of foreign currency related to operating

activities are recognized within changes in operating assets and liabilities in the consolidated statement of cash flows.

Depreciation and Amortization Expense

The amortization of deferred financing fees is included in depreciation and amortization expense in the consolidated statements of cash flows; however, for purposes of the consolidated statements of operations they are included in interest expense, net.

Accounts Receivable, Net

Accounts receivable, net included $77.3 million and $118.4 million due from credit card processors as of March 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively.

Recently Issued Accounting Guidance

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting (“ASU 2020-04”), which provided guidance to alleviate the burden in accounting for reference rate reform by allowing certain expedients and exceptions in applying GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions impacted by reference rate reform. The provisions apply only to those transactions that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued due to reference rate reform. Adoption of the provisions of ASU 2020-04 are optional and are effective from March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2024, as deferred by ASU No. 2022-06, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Deferral of the Sunset Date of Topic 848. As of March 31, 2023, we have not completed any contract amendments within the scope of ASU 2020-04 or adopted any expedients or exceptions. We will continue to evaluate the impact of ASU 2020-04 on our consolidated financial statements.