Carnival Corporation & plc

Carnival Corporation & plc is a British-American cruise operator with a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across 10 cruise line brands. A dual-listed company, Carnival is composed of two companies – Panama-incorporated, US-headquartered Carnival Corporation, and UK-based Carnival plc – which function as one entity. Carnival Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, whereas Carnival plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with an ADR listing on the NYSE.[7] Carnival is listed in both the S&P 500 and FTSE 250 indices.[8]

Carnival Corporation & plc
TypeDual-listed; Public (Panama corporation and UK public limited company)
IndustryHospitality, Tourism
PredecessorsCarnival Cruise Line[1] (an existing subsidiary; Carnival Corporation)
P&O Princess Cruises[2] (Carnival plc)
Founded1972; 51 years ago (1972)[3] (as Carnival Cruise Line, now a subsidiary)
1993; 30 years ago (1993) (as Carnival Corporation)
2003; 20 years ago (2003)[2] (as Carnival Corporation & plc)
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, United States (Operations: Doral, Florida)
Southampton, United Kingdom
Legal domicile of Carnival Corporation: Panama
Area served
Key people
Micky Arison
Arnold W. Donald
(President and CEO)
ServicesCruise line
Revenue US$1.908 billion (2021)[5]
US$−7.089 billion (2021)[5]
US$−9.501 billion (2021)[5]
Total assets US$53.344 billion (2021)[5]
Total equity US$12.144 billion (2021)[5]
Number of employees
150,000 (2022)[6]

The American entity Carnival Corporation has headquarters in the United States,[9] with operational headquarters located in the city of Doral, Florida. The UK entity Carnival plc is based in Southampton.[10][11]

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