Carnival CEO Arnold Donald pledges 'deep investigation' after two cruise ships collide in Mexico

Key Points
  • Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold W. Donald tells CNBC there are no major injuries after two of the company's ships collided in Mexico earlier Friday. 
  • Donald says the accident likely happened due to a "sudden squall ... of wind that pushed the ships."
  • The ships will be able to continue their trips, Donald says. 
'Everyone is all right' - Carnival CEO on collision of two ships in Mexico

Carnival Cruise CEO Arnold W. Donald told CNBC on Friday that there are no major injuries reported after two of the company's ships collided hours earlier near the port of Cozumel, Mexico.

There are six minor injuries reported, which Donald said occurred as "people tried to leave the dining room."

"Everyone is all right," Donald said on "Closing Bell."

"We will do a deep investigation on this," Donald said, adding the company takes seriously its responsibility for safety. "But the most important thing is the ships are able to sail and they can continue on with guests having a great vacation."

People who have booked future trips on either ship involved — the Carnival Glory and the Carnival Legend — will be able to go on them as planned. The Glory has some damage, but it will be repaired shortly, Donald said.

Donald said the collision likely happened due to a "sudden squall ... of wind that pushed the ships."

"Occasionally ships will touch in port, but of course you try to avoid that," he said.

News of the ship accident comes as Carnival reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue Friday, boosted by higher on-board spending.

Shares of the world's largest cruise operator were up more than 7% Friday, concluding the session at $50.21. That is about $9 off its 52-week high in February.

Watch two Carnival cruise ships collide near Cozumel, Mexico