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 Artania – Past and Present

MV Artania – Past and Present

MV Artania - ex Artemis, ex Royal Princess - Steel twin-screw motor vessel built in 1984 by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No. 464) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship…
MV Seabourn Quest – Past and Present

MV Seabourn Quest – Past and Present

MV Seabourn Quest - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2011 by T. Mariotti, Genoa, Italy (Yard No 64) as Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Seabourn Cruise Line
MV SeaDream I – Past and Present

MV SeaDream I – Past and Present

MV SeaDream I, ex Seabourn Goddess I, Sea Goddess I - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland (Yard No 466) in 1984 for Norske Cruise…
MV Costa Luminosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Luminosa – Past and Present

MV Costa Luminosa - Steel hulled twin Azipod motor vessel built in 2009 at Fincantieri, Porto Marghera, Venedig, Italy (Yard No. 6155) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Carnival Corporation &…
MV Pacific Aria – Past and Present

MV Pacific Aria – Past and Present

MV Pacific Aria, ex Ryndam - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1994 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5883) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Holland America Line,…
MV AIDAcara – Past and Present

MV AIDAcara – Past and Present

MV AIDAcara, ex Aida - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1996 by Kvaerner-Masa Yard, Åbo, Finland (Yard No 1337) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Deutsche Seereederei Touristik,…
MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Island Princess – Past and Present

MV Discovery, ex Platinum, Hyundai Pungak, Island Princess - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1972 by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke, Emden, Germany (Yard No 414) for Norwegian Cruise Ships, Oslo,…
MV AIDAsol – Past and Present

MV AIDAsol – Past and Present

MV AIDASol - Steel twin screw 'Sphinx' class motor vessel built in 2011 by Meyer Werft GmbH, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No. S.689) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for AIDA Cruises.
MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca – Past and Present

MV Boudicca, ex Royal Viking Sky - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1973 by Oy Wartsila Ab, Helsingfors, Finland (Yard No 396) for Det Nordenfjeldske D/S, Trondheim under…
MV Saga Ruby – Past and Present

MV Saga Ruby – Past and Present

MV Oasia, ex Saga Ruby, Caronia, Vistafjord - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, Wallsend, (Yard No 39) in 1973 for Norwegian America Line, Oslo
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