Carnival has a portfolio of the world’s most widely recognized cruise brands, which complement each other by geography, serve nearly every segment of the cruise industry and provide our guests with virtually endless holiday choices—so many, in fact, that they need to look no further than the Carnival family when selecting a cruise vacation. The cruise lines within our portfolio include the most-recognized brands in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Australia—areas that account for a vast majority of the world’s cruise passengers. This compelling brand recognition and presence will provide us with a solid growth platform as we enter new regions. Our broad product selection is geared to suit every conceivable taste, price preference and target market, including contemporary, premium and ultra-luxury. Our brands truly cater to the desires of different cultures, offering multiple languages and meeting varying entertainment and vacation preferences.
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line
The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®
Carnival Cruise Line, also known as America’s Cruise Line, is a leader in contemporary cruising and operates 23 ships designed to provide fun and memorable vacation experiences at a great value.
Founded in 1972, Carnival Cruise Line is one of the most recognizable brands in the cruise industry and carried over six million guests in 2019. Carnival Cruise Line identifies their target customers as those who like to "Choose Fun" and live life to the fullest.
Carnival Cruise Line has a broad consumer appeal, attracting families, couples, singles, and seniors and carrying nearly one million children each year. In 2021, Carnival Cruise Line was voted "Best Ocean Cruise Line" in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards. In addition, Carnival Cruise Line was named “Best Domestic Cruise Line” and “Best Cruise Line for Families” by Travel Weekly.
The new 5,282-passenger Mardi Gras entered service in 2021 sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla. as the first cruise ship in North America to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the first ever to have a roller coaster at sea. Mardi Gras will be joined in late 2022 with sister ship Carnival Celebration sailing from Miami and Carnival Jubilee in late 2023 homeporting in Galveston, Tex.
Carnival Cruise Line offers cruises generally from three to eight days with almost all of its ships departing from 14 convenient U.S. homeports. Carnival Cruise Line is the leading provider of year-round cruises in The Bahamas, the Caribbean and Mexico and also operates seasonal cruises in Canada, New England, Alaska, Hawaii, Bermuda, and Europe. In addition, Carnival Cruise Line sails year-round in Australia.
The brand's focus continues to be on enhancing its products and services with innovations that appeal to new consumers to cruising, as well as past guests. Carnival is perfectly situated to tap into the top trends in tourism: multi-generational travel, personalized travel, and experiential travel – anyone can find something fun to do on a Carnival ship
Mardi Gras, which entered into service in 2021, introduces a host of groundbreaking features, including:
• BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea with an 800-foot-long track where riders can achieve speeds of nearly 40 miles per hour.
• Big Chicken, a restaurant concept created by the line's Chief Fun Officer, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal.
• The first seagoing restaurant by world-renowned chef Emeril Lagasse.
• Six zones each tied to a particular theme with a variety of bars, restaurants and attractions.
• A wide range of stateroom choices, including 180-plus suites across 11 different categories.
• The first ship in North America to be powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), part of Carnival Corporation's green cruising platform.
Princess Cruises began operations in 1965 and is now the world’s leading international cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 15 modern cruise ships, carrying millions of guests each year to 330 destinations around the globe, including the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera, Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia, Canada/New England, Antarctica, and World Cruises. A team of professional destination experts have curated 170 itineraries, ranging in length from three to 111 days and Princess Cruises is continuously recognized as “Best Cruise Line for Itineraries.”
On board, guests are immersed in the culture, colors and flavors of the places they visit, with authentic folkloric shows, regional cuisine and enlightening presentations by local experts. On shore, Princess introduces the bucket-list sights guests want to see most – as well as hidden jewels not found in travel books – with award-winning Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Exclusive shore excursions. Guests can also enjoy an array of signature features throughout each cruise, from world-class cuisine by award-winning chefs to live production shows created by Broadway legends, to a true Princess original experience – enjoying a Hollywood film while relaxing poolside, with Movies Under the Stars®. There are also a variety of ways to rejuvenate body and mind, from the Lotus Spa® to the Sanctuary – a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
In 2017 Princess Cruises introduced MedallionClass Vacations which begins with the Medallion™ wearable, a quarter-sized, device that enables everything from expedited contactless boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship. In addition, guests can share their favorite cruise moments using MedallionNet, the best Wi-Fi at sea, as well as stay connected with friends and family back home, work remotely anywhere on the ship, quickly post content and stream favorite movies and shows.
Holland America Line
Holland America Line
At Holland America Line, we believe travel has the power to change the world. It enriches us as we discover new places, cultures and people. It’s this belief that drives our guiding purpose to help make the world a better place through opening minds, building connections, and inspiring a shared humanity.
For 145 years, Holland America Line has been carefully crafting your clients’ next journey. Our fleet of 10 spacious, mid-sized ships offer a classic style of cruising to more than 425 ports of call in 100+ countries on all seven continents.
To this fleet of 11 ships, we welcomed our third Pinnacle-Class ship, Rotterdam in July 2021.
For clients looking for the most complete and immersive culinary experience at sea, they’ll enjoy dining influenced by our global culinary council of seven world-renowned chefs. The Dining Room is renowned for everyday excellence, while restaurants like Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind, and Canaletto offer specialty options. Your clients can enjoy an extensive wine selection, chosen by our Wine Curator James Suckling; and spirits enthusiasts appreciate our classic cocktails, with direction from our Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff. But the experiences don’t stop there, as your clients can hone their skills with America’s Test Kitchen and explore the culinary side of destinations through exclusive culinary excursions by FOOD & WINE magazine.
Through exclusive partnerships with highly acclaimed brands in entertainment and personal enrichment, Holland America Line ensures both days and nights are filled with delight and inspiration. Music Walk® features live performances at Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club, Rolling Stone Rock Room and Billboard Onboard. The Mainstage features exclusive live performances and state-of-the-art theater technology. And your clients will enjoy fun and life-enriching activities and workshops in partnership with BBC Earth; O, The Oprah Magazine; America’s Test Kitchen; and Microsoft Windows.
As part of our collective social responsibility, the company, employees, and guests have joined together to give back to communities and organizations around the world. Whether it's donating shipboard items to an orphanage, cleaning up a neighborhood park, walking 5K onboard to raise funds for cancer research, or donating money to disaster relief, Holland America Line and our employees share time and resources to make a difference.
We invite your clients to join us for an unforgettable experience. Because travel is more than an itinerary. It has the power to change us and our world. Journey by journey.
Ultra-Luxury Resort At Sea
Seabourn, which began operations in 1988, is the ultra-luxury resort at sea with smaller ships that focus on intuitive personalized service and guest recognition. The line's fleet of three 458-guest and two 600-guest ships, the youngest in the ultra-luxury segment of the cruise industry, offer spacious all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views, award-winning gourmet dining, complimentary premium spirits and fine wines, renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; and a pedigree in expedition travel. Seabourn launched its newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, in May 2018, and has two ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships, Seabourn Venture and Seabourn Pursuit, set to launch in 2022 and 2023, respectively.
Seabourn has received numerous prestigious awards over its history, including being voted the "Best Small-Ship Cruise Line" by readers of Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler. The line represents the pinnacle of ultra-luxury travel. The all-inclusive, boutique ships offer all-suite accommodations with oceanfront views; award-winning dining; complimentary premium spirits and fine wines available at all times; renowned service provided by an industry-leading crew; a relaxed, sociable atmosphere that makes guests feel at home; a pedigree in expedition travel through the Ventures by Seabourn program and two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships coming in 2022 and 2023. Seabourn takes travelers to every continent on the globe travel, visiting more than 400 ports including marquee cities and lesser-known ports and hideaways throughout Europe, Asia, the South Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand, the Americas and Antarctica. Guests of Seabourn experience extraordinary offerings and programs, including partnerships with leading entertainers, dining, personal health and wellbeing, and engaging speakers.
Experience The World In Style
Cunard is a luxury cruise line, renowned for creating unforgettable experiences around the world.
There are currently three Cunard ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, and a fourth ship, Queen Anne, will be entering service in early 2024. This investment is part of the company’s ambitious plans for the future of Cunard globally and will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships in simultaneous service.
Renowned for impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment, all three Queens offer luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Cunard is the only line to offer regularly scheduled Transatlantic service between New York and London on flagship Queen Mary 2; the company continues the tradition of World Cruising which Cunard pioneered in 1922; and offer itineraries from two-night Short Breaks to Grand Voyages that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
In 2019, Cunard made its grand return to Alaska, offering roundtrip sailings from Vancouver on their youngest ship Queen Elizabeth, bringing the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to guests once again. Future voyages will include the addition of Glacier Bay to the line’s Alaska itineraries, one of the most sought-after destinations in the region, giving guests an even more dramatic front-row seat to witness the immense beauty of Alaska.
Founded in 1840, Cunard’s heritage of iconic ships and exclusive onboard programming has given the company a unique and distinct position within the luxury travel market. They have received many awards including #1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel & Leisure’s World’s Best Awards in 2018, 2017 and 2016, and ‘Best World Cruise’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton and has been owned since 1998 by Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
Home of the smile
With its casual and premium-quality cruise concept, AIDA Cruises established a new chapter in the history of cruising in 1996. Today, AIDA Cruises is the market leader in the German-speaking cruise market.
AIDA Cruises is the epitome of a premium-quality, relaxing cruise – its guests live and love the unique AIDA Cruises feeling. Instead of a Captain's Dinner, dress code and fixed meal times, unforgettable boundless diversity awaits them on board and on land. Guests enjoy being a part of the AIDA Cruises family and feel at home anywhere in the world. This feeling is cultivated by the friendliness of the crew and by having German as the onboard language.
Every guest can experience a personal vacation and discover a new world every day. AIDA Cruises appeals to the lifestyle of active, open-minded people of any age with an amazing array of itineraries, destinations and shore excursions, culinary delights, world-class entertainment, wellness and fitness, and top-notch programs for kids and teens.
The smiling lips on the prow of AIDA Cruises ships is a promise to its guests: Vacationing with AIDA Cruises brings joy! The brand is passionate about hospitality, and the safety and well-being of its guests is top priority. Exceptionally well-trained personnel, high-quality offerings, carefully selected products and attentive service are a given. AIDA Cruises is setting standards within the international cruise market in every way. Its entertainment, wellness and shore excursion programs, kids and teen offerings, and the culinary variety are among the best on the seas. With a keen sense of what its guests want, exceptional ideas and the courage to innovate, AIDA Cruises wants to continue being one step ahead of its competitors in the future.
AIDA Cruises operates one of the world’s most state-of-the-art fleets, currently comprised of 13 cruise ships, including the brand’s newest LNG-ship AIDAcosma, which was delivered in December 2021. Featuring Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising” design with dual-fuel engines, AIDAcosma is a sister ship of AIDAnova, the first cruise ship in the world that is since 2018 powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) both in port and at sea. The use of LNG, the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel, prevents emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides almost entirely at sea and in port. It also significantly reduces the emissions of nitrogen oxides and CO2.
Europe's number one cruise line
Costa has been providing cruises since 1948 and today visits more than 260 ports around the world. In 2019, its ships carried over 1.5 million guests. The brand operates a fleet of 12 contemporary ships including the recent deliveries of Costa Firenze and Costa Toscana.
Costa is a leading cruise line in Italy, France and Spain where it boasts a tradition spanning close to seven decades. Its ships are deployed in the Mediterranean Sea, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean. The line offers a wide range of unique itineraries, with cruises generally ranging from seven to 20 days and also has longer exotic sailings from 20 to 30 days and one world cruise. Costa is also a leading cruise line in China. Most of its cruises sailing in China are four or five days and cater to Chinese guests.
Costa considers itself the world's ambassador of Italy’s finest. Its ships represent the best of Italy by offering beautiful Italian art, unique interior decorations with superb Italian mosaics and precious Murano chandeliers, fine Italian wines, excellent Mediterranean food selections and unique shops that carry well-known Italian fashion brands. Costa attracts international guests due to its multi-lingual service and is considered to be a top vacation provider in Europe. Costa is also known for offering innovative itineraries that combine the excitement of new destinations with pampering onboard service and ambiance.
In 2019, Costa Smeralda, the brand’s new flagship became the first vessel to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), both in port and at sea. The ship was designed to immerse guests in experiencing Italy’s finest all in one place. New features include Solemio Spa; various entertainment areas, including the Colosseum, with its screens for high-tech content shows; themed bars, in collaboration with major Italian brands. Food experience areas such as LAB where you can put your skills to the test and be a “Chef for a day”. Smeralda has multiple Italian eateries including a family restaurant Tutti a Tavola, all in keeping with Costa’s Italian heritage.
P&O Cruises (UK)
P&O Cruises (UK)
A world of choice
P&O Cruises is Britain’s favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation and exceptional service catered towards British tastes. The fleet of six ships each have their own appeal from family friendly or exclusively for adults.
With over 200 destinations worldwide, P&O Cruises Itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery, and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike. With a wide choice of holidays from two days to three months there is something for everyone.
Iona joined the P&O Cruises fleet in May 2021 as the next generation of ship. Iona, the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas, sets a new standard for cruise travel featuring enhancements to already successful brand signature venues from across P&O Cruises existing fleet, as well as many new “firsts” such as the first gin distillery at sea and The 710 Club, with music director Gary Barlow.
Sister ship to Iona, Arvia will join the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as its second LNG-powered, Excel-class ship offering a Caribbean maiden season of fly-cruise holidays from homeport Barbados.
Arvia, meaning “from the seashore,” is an innovative and future-focused ship and the latest evolution in the P&O Cruises experience, embodying the newest trends in travel, dining and entertainment to offer varied and contemporary holidays. The ship boasts a unique SkyDome with a retractable glass roof and 16 guest decks, and will feature the first Altitude Skywalk high ropes experience, the tropical-themed Altitude Minigolf, the Altitude Splash Valley aquazone, an outdoor Sports Arena, swim-up bar and infinity pool. It will also offer guests several new dining options such as Green & Co featuring Mizuhana sushi bar, Ocean Studios cinema, extensive shopping, and the Oasis Spa and Health Club.
P&O Cruises (Australia)
P&O Cruises (Australia)
Offering a holiday experience that is Like No Place On Earth
P&O Cruises is Australia’s homegrown cruise line and had been delivering unforgettable cruise holidays to Aussies & Kiwis for over 89 years.
P&O cruise from multiple ports across Australia and New Zealand. They have pioneered South Pacific cruising and offer holidays to a wide variety of the region’s ports including Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia. If you like to travel closer to home, they also offer cruise options within our own backyard including Moreton Island, the Great Barrier Reef, Sapphire Coast, Tasmania and much more.
From the minute you step onboard to the moment you return home, you’ll love the choice of bars, homegrown entertainment, stage shows, kids clubs and wide variety of onboard activities and shore experiences.
There are also up to 21 delicious dining experiences available across the fleet, including restaurants from celebrity chef Luke Mangan and award-winning Melbourne chef, Johnny di Francesco, created specifically for P&O.
Special event itineraries take celebrations to the next level, covering Australia's favourite events, like Melbourne Cup, Australia Day, Australian Open, Christmas or Tribute to the King.
P&O Cruises currently operates a fleet of three ships including their flagship Pacific Explorer® and new additions Pacific Encounter® and Pacific Adventure® both due to join the family in late 2022.
Pacific Encounter & Pacific Adventure will showcase many of P&O’s signature features as well as a range of exciting new ones.
Splurge and book a select suite or mini-suite and along with a host of great benefits, gain access to Byron Beach Club, a private retreat with pool, spas, and comfy seating. Enjoy expansive views and a superior level of service for dining reservations, shore tours, embarkation, and disembarkation.
Familiar favourites include Waterfront, Angelo’s, Dragon Lady, Shell & Bones and The Pantry are there to enjoy. Or head to the child-free Oasis for a cocktail or some live music in Ocean Bar. Families will love the dedicated indoor/outdoor family area with a pool, family focussed fun, games, parties, and activities. Plus, don’t forget the new Twin Racer Waterslides* for the more adventurous.
There’s something for everyone. So, whether you’re looking for an island getaway, a foodie adventure or just a chance to sunbake on a fuss free holiday, P&O has the cruise for you.
* Coming to Pacific Encounter in March 2023.