Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Corporation & plc is an Anglo-American cruise operator and is currently the world’s largest travel and leisure company, with a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across ten well known cruise line brands.

As a dual-listed company, Carnival Corporation & plc is composed of two companies, the US-based Carnival Corporation and the UK-based Carnival plc, which both companies functioning as one entity. The Carnival Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Carnival plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The Carnival Corporation was founded as Carnival Cruise Line in 1972 as a subsidiary of American International Travel Service (AITS) by Ted Arison and Meshulam Riklis. In 1987 Carnival completed an initial public offering of 20 percent of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange, raising approximately $400m. The capital raised was used to finance acquisitions, so in 1993 the business was restructured as a holding company, under the name Carnival Corporation, with Carnival Cruise Line becoming its principal subsidiary. Between 1989 and 1999, the company acquired Holland America LineWindstar Cruises, WestoursSeabourn Cruise LineCosta Cruises and Cunard.

P&O Princess Cruises plc was formed in the year 2000 following the demerger of the passenger cruise operations of P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises from the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) Group. Following the demerger the company acquired AIDA Cruises, as well as establishing the A’Rosa Cruises and Ocean Village brands.
AIDA CruisesCarnival Cruise LineCosta CruisesCunard LineHolland America LineP&O CruisesP&O Cruises AustraliaPrincess CruisesSeabourn Cruise Line

MV AIDAaura – Past and Present

MV AIDAaura – Past and Present

MV AIDAaura © Carsten Dettmer (Ajaccio, 08/04/2015) Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2003 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 004) for P&O Princess Cruises Intl, Ltd. Technical Data…
MV AIDAluna – Past and Present

MV AIDAluna – Past and Present

MV AIDAluna AIDAluna – © Erwin Willemse Steel twin screw “Sphinx” series motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg (Yard No. S.660)as a passenger ship. Technical Data…
MV Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Mona Lisa (ex Kungsholm) – Past and Present

MV Veronica, ex Mona Lisa, Scholarship, Oceanic II, Mona Lisa, Victoria, Sea Princess, Kungsholm - Twin screw motor vessel built in 1966 by John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank (Yard…
MV Colus – Past and Present

MV Colus – Past and Present

MV Columbus, ex Pacific Pearl, Ocean Village, Arcadia, Star Princess, Sitmar Fair Majesty - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1989 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire, (Yard No…
MV Costa Allegra – Past and Present

MV Costa Allegra – Past and Present

MV Santa Cruise, ex Costa Allegra, Alexandra, Regent Moon, Annie Johnson - Steel twin screw motor vessel, originally built in 1969, as the container ship ANNIE JOHNSON by Oy Wartsila…
MV Seabourn Ovation – Past and Present

MV Seabourn Ovation – Past and Present

MV Seabourn Ovation - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2018 by Fincantieri Marghera Shipyard, Marghera, Italy (Yard No 6258) as Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Seabourn Cruise Line
MV Costa Mediterranea – Past and Present

MV Costa Mediterranea – Past and Present

MV Costa Mediterranea - Steel twin Azipod 'Spirit Class' motor vessel built in 2003 by Kvaerner Masa Yard, Helsingfors, Finland, (Yard No 502) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Costa…
MV Amera – Past and Present

MV Amera – Past and Present

MV Amera ex Prinsendam, Seabourn Sun, Royal Viking Sun - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1988 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsinki, Finland (Yard No 1296) as a Passenger…
MV AIDAvita – Past and Present

MV AIDAvita – Past and Present

MV AIDAvita - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Aker MTW, Wismar, Germany (Yard No 003) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for P&O Princess Cruises Ltd.
MV Saga Rose – Past and Present

MV Saga Rose – Past and Present

MV Saga Rose, ex Gripsholm, Sagafjord - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne sur Mer, France (Yard No 1366) in 1965…
MV Sea Princess – Past and Present

MV Sea Princess – Past and Present

MV Sea Princess, ex Adonia - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1998 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5998) for Princess Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia
MV Pacific Princess – Past and Present

MV Pacific Princess – Past and Present

MV Pacific Princess, ex R Three - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No N31) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship…
MV Ocean Dream – Past and Present

MV Ocean Dream – Past and Present

MV Dream, ex Ocean Dream, Pacific Star, Costa Tropicale, Tropicale - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Aalborg Værft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark (Yard No 234) as a…
MV Antares Experience – Past and Present

MV Antares Experience – Past and Present

MV Costa NeoRomantica, ex Costa Romantica - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1993 by Fincantieri, C.N. Italiana (Breda), Venedig, Italy (Yard No 5899), for Costa Crociere, Naples, Italy
MV Costa Pacifica – Past and Present

MV Costa Pacifica – Past and Present

MV Costa Pacifica - Steel twin screw 'Concordia' class motor vessel built in 2009 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6148) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere,…
MV Costa Fortuna – Past and Present

MV Costa Fortuna – Past and Present

MV Costa Fortuna - Steel twin screw 'Destiny' class motor vessel built by Fincantieri, Sestri Ponente, Genova, Italy (Yard no 6086) in 2003 as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere, Genoa.
MV Costa Favolosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Favolosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Favolosa - Steel twin screw 'Concordia' class motor vessel built in 2011 by Fincantieri, Marghera, Venice, Italy (Yard No 6188) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Costa Crociere, Genoa, Italy.
MV AIDAbella – Past and Present

MV AIDAbella – Past and Present

MV AIDAbella - Steel twin screw 'Sphinx' class motor vessel built in 2008 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No. S.666) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for AIDA Cruises.
MV Sirena – Past and Present

MV Sirena – Past and Present

MV Ocean Princess, ex Tahitian Princess, R Four - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1999 by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (Yard No O31) as a Passenger…
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