Posts Tagged ‘Carnival Corporation & plc’

Full Rollout of Carnival Corp.’s “Ocean Medallion” Wearable Cruise Technology Delayed

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Carnival Corp. is slowing down the rollout of its Ocean Medallion technology program, opting for a phased-in approach rather than a full, shipwide implementation as originally planned. (

Media Conference Call: Caribbean Is Open for Business

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Below is a link to a recording of a media conference call held Monday, October 16, at 11:00 a.m. EST, during which Arnold Donald (Chair, CLIA and CEO, Carnival Corporation), Adam Goldstein (Chair, FCCA and President and COO, Royal Caribbean) and Michele Paige (President, FCCA) provided an overview of how the vast majority of Caribbean is unaffected by recent storms and open for business, which was followed by a Q&A with the media. (more…)

Carnival Corporation: More than 40 Caribbean Cruise Destinations are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Announces Commitment to Responsible Chicken Sourcing

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will shift purchasing policies across its nine leading cruise line brands by 2024 to improve the welfare of sourced chicken, becoming one of the first companies in the travel industry to commit to adopting comprehensive broiler chicken welfare policies. (more…)

Carnival Corp: On Track to Slowly Remove Older Ships

Friday, September 29th, 2017

May 2, 2016: Fathom's Adonia slipped through the channel into Havana Bay, Cuba (Photo credit Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)Carnival Corporation remains on pace to remove one to two older, less efficient ships from its fleet on an annual basis following two recent transactions. Carnival announced earlier in the week the P&O Adonia has been sold to Azamara for a March 2018 delivery. The Adonia joins the neoClassica, which will leave the Costa fleet around the same time. (

Carnival Corporation Will Deliver Best Wi-Fi in Cruise Industry with Launch of MedallionNet™

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc announced MedallionNet™, a game-changing connectivity service enabled by SES Networks that will deliver the best Wi-Fi experience in the cruise industry. (more…)

Donald: Caribbean Outlook Strong, Most Ports Open

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation, said that the company has to make sure that it informs the public there is no reason to wait to cruise in the Caribbean. “It is our job to make sure people know there is no reason to wait that the Caribbean is a wonderful place to go, many places to go there. We have 40 plus ports that were unaffected, plus our own destinations, plus all the ports in Mexico were unaffected,” he said, speaking on the company’s third quarter earnings call. (

Hurricanes to Cost $.10-$.12 per Share in 4th Quarter, Carnival Corp. Reports

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Several temporary port closures associated with the recent hurricanes have led to voyage disruptions that are expected to result in an estimated 10-to-12 cent per share reduction in fourth quarter 2017 earnings, Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corporation, said in the cruise company’s third quarter earnings report. (

Carnival Corporation Launches OceanView – World’s First Digital Streaming Travel Channel

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

In another first for the travel industry, Carnival Corporation & plc announced it is launching OceanView – the world’s first over the top (OTT) digital streaming channel from a travel provider for completely free access on land and at sea to compelling, immersive and experiential travel content for viewers across the globe. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Debuts PlayOcean Mobile and Interactive Games

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Carnival Corporation announced the debut of PlayOcean, a portfolio of original mobile games and in-person interactive experiences that expands gaming into new categories by providing the opportunity to play anytime, anywhere, for cruise guests and consumers alike. (more…)

Donald Leads Carnival Group in St. Maarten Visit

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Executives from Carnival Corporation, led by President and CEO Arnold Donald, visited St. Maarten on Friday following Hurricane Irma. Donald met with the Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher, and members of Port St. Maarten Board and Management on Friday afternoon regarding the status of the country’s port facilities and the destination, according to a statement. (

Carnival Corporation, Miami HEAT Charitable Fund and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Pledge up to $10 Million for Hurricane Irma Relief

Friday, September 15th, 2017

The Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation will make an immediate donation of $2.5 million to Direct Relief, UNICEF and the United Way of Miami-Dade County to support the most timely and urgent relief needs in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Select Hurricane Harvey Relief Agencies for $2 Million Donation

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line, its parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have identified five non-profit organizations to receive a minimum of $2 million total in support of relief and rebuilding efforts following the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey.

Carnival Cruise Line, Carnival Corporation and Chairman Micky Arison’s Family Foundation to Donate $2 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Carnival Cruise Line, and its parent company, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation are pledging a minimum of $2 million to relief and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast region in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004.

At ASTA, Carnival Corp. CEO Talks Commissions, Cuba and Hurricane Harvey

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Arnold Donald, the CEO of Carnival Corporation, was on hand at the ASTA Global Convention in San Diego on Monday where he provided candid answers during an on-stage interview conducted by journalist Peter Greenberg, who also serves as the travel news reporter for CBS. (

Carnival Corporation Wins Partner of the Year Award for Commitment to Travel Professionals

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc was honored by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) with the 2017 ASTA Supplier Partner of the Year Award for its commitment and dedication to travel agents and lasting contributions to the global travel professional industry. (more…)

Carnival Corporation’s OCEAN Original Network TV Programs Sail into Second Season

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Carnival Corporation’s OCEAN Original Network TV Programs Sail into Second Season

A year following the award-winning debut of its first original travel experience programming, Carnival Corporation & plc today (28 Aug) announced at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Global Convention that its hit series have been extended for a second season on ABC stations and NBC. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Launches Sustainability Website, Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, today released its 2016 sustainability report as part of the launch of its new dedicated sustainability website ( (more…)

Cruise Lines 2017 Q2 Breakdown: Big Gains, Norwegian Delivers

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Cruise Industry News takes a look at the financial performance of the “big three” following the second quarter of 2017.

On Cruise Vacations, Wine’s Popular Pastime on board Carnival Corporation’s leading cruise lines

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Cruise vacations are an increasingly popular way to relax, unwind and recharge. And while at sea, there’s opportunity for guests to embrace some of life’s most enjoyable pleasures – with wine-tasting and learning about wines an area of interest for many.

Carnival Corporation Ocean Originals TV Series Receive 10 Telly Awards

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc announced that three of its Ocean Originals TV programs – “Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin,” “The Voyager with Josh Garcia” and “Vacation Creation” – have been honored with 10 2017 Telly Awards in various categories.

Carnival Corporation & plc Names Jason Glen Cahilly to Board of Directors, Announces Quarterly Dividend

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) today (July 19) announced that on July 18, 2017, Jason Glen Cahilly, former chief strategic and financial officer of the National Basketball Association, has been appointed to the company’s boards of directors, effective immediately.

Carnival Corporation & plc Change Of Senior Independent Director And Presiding Director

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc announced a change in keeping with good corporate governance that encourages the periodic rotation of board leadership positions among directors.

Carnival Is Upping Its Ad Spending to Drive More Cruise Bookings

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Consumers in the United States and Europe should expect to see more messaging from Carnival Corp. this year. Executives revealed in an earnings call in late June that Carnival, the world’s largest cruise operator, plans to increase its spending on advertising and marketing during the fourth fiscal quarter, which ends Nov. 30. (

Carnival Says China Is a Good Long-Term Cruise Bet Despite Ongoing Struggles

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Early on the morning of April 2, 2017, AIDAbella was the first ship of the AIDA fleet to sail past Shanghai's famous skylineCarnival Corp. reminds us that China is a small part of its business — which is true. But if the market is going to become the world’s largest as the company expects, there are a lot of complications to work through. (

Carnival Q2: Driving Future Growth

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

A variety of initiatives will drive future growth, according to Carnival Corporation’s president and CEO Arnold Donald, speaking on the company’s 2017 Q2 earnings call. (

Carnival Corporation Statement on Updates to Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16th, 2017

May 2, 2016: Fathom's Adonia slipped through the channel into Havana Bay, Cuba (Photo credit Reuters/Alexandre Meneghini)Carnival Corporation (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) is pleased that the policy changes announced by the Trump administration will allow our ships to continue to sail to Cuba. (more…)

Carnival Corporation Wins Top Global Award for Best Sustainability Report

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Carnival Corporation announced it has been recognized for producing the year’s most engaging and informative sustainability report in the 10th annual Corporate Register Reporting Awards, the only annual global awards program honoring excellence in corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting.

Carnival Corporation Wins Environmental Award for Clean-Air Commitment

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc has been named winner of the Lloyd’s List Americas 2017 Cleaner Safer Seas Solutions award for its environmental commitment to improve the quality of air emissions through first-in-the-cruise-industry adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.

Carnival Corporation & Costa Group Reaffirm Commitment to Italy: 4,500 Italian Crew Members to be Hired in Next Five Years

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The Costa Group and its parent organization Carnival Corporation & plc today reaffirmed their joint commitment to Italy and Europe overall, announcing they will hire approximately 4,500 Italian crew members by 2022 to provide support for existing and primarily new ships currently on order. (more…)

Carnival Corporation to Offer Alipay Payment Services Onboard its Fleet in Asia

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc today announced it has signed an agreement to offer Alipay payment services onboard its cruise ship fleet in Asia, including multiple ships in China. (more…)

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald Tops List of Global Minority Business Leaders

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), announced that CEO Arnold Donald was named the top-ranked global executive for his strong leadership and commitment to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace and for serving as an inspiring role model.