Carnival Cruise Lines was launched in 1972 with just one-second hand ship and just enough fuel to make a one-way trip from Miami to San Juan.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the world’s largest leisure travel company with more than 100 ships sailing under 10 brands including Princess, famously known as the line of the Love Boat, and Cunard which built the world’s biggest ocean liner at the time, The Queen Mary 2, even boasting a planetarium on board.
Carnival Corporation & plc’s 120,000 employees worldwide serve more than 10 million passengers a year.
Carnival Cruise Line is the company’s biggest brand with 24 ships, operating 1,500 voyages annually, calling on ports from Cozumel to Ketchikan. The fleet’s largest ship, the Vista, will accommodate 4,000 guests when it launches in 2016.
On a typical seven-day cruise, 9,300 pounds of recyclables are collected and processed. Recyclables include crushed glass, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and scrap metal.
According to an independent study commissioned by CLIA, the cruise line industry generated $46.09 billion in total economic activity to the U.S. economy in 2014, a 4.5 percent increase from 2013. This economic activity generated 373,738 jobs, paying $19.4 billion in wages to American workers.
AIDA Cruises is the leader and most recognized cruise brand dedicated to the German-speaking market and renowned for their youthful style and casual service attracting a mix of active and relaxation-seeking vacationers.
Cunard is the epitome of British refinement for travelers who relish the line's impeccable White Star Service, fine dining, sophisticated adventure, and the legacy of historic voyages and transatlantic travel.
Fathom is the pioneer of impact travel, a new category of travel that provides the opportunity to build community with like-minded travelers, become immersed in another culture, and work alongside its people to create enduring social impact.
Holland America Line's premium fleet of 15 spacious, elegant mid-sized ships feature sophisticated five-star dining, extensive entertainment and activities, innovative culinary enrichment programs and compelling worldwide itineraries.
P&O Cruises (UK) has a fleet of seven ships with a new ship, Britannia, being launched in March 2015; combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail; and ensuring passengers have the holiday of a lifetime, every time.
P&O Cruises (Australia) provides a quintessential holiday experience for Australians and New Zealanders, taking them to some of the world's most idyllic and hard-to-reach places across Asia and the South Pacific.
Princess is the world's third largest cruise line based on guest capacity and the company's ships are renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities.
Seabourn provides ultraluxury cruising vacations in a unique, small-ship style that focuses on genuine, intuitive service, all-suite accommodations, superb cuisine and unique experiences in destinations worldwide.