About Carnival

Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises in Australia.

These brands, which comprise the most recognized cruise brands in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, offer a wide range of holiday and vacation products to a customer base that is broadly varied in terms of cultures, languages and leisure-time preferences. Combined, our vacation companies attract 8.5 million guests annually across the fleet of 100 cruise ships.

Carnival is the only company in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 index in the US and the FTSE 100 index in the UK.

Carnival UK

Headquartered in central Southampton, Carnival UK (CUK) is the UK operating division of Carnival Corporation & plc, CUK is the UK market leader and operates the Cunard Line and P&O Cruises. These brands currently operate 10 ships. Our mission is "to be the most spectacularly successful cruise company in Britain".

Our Brands


Since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer crossed the Atlantic in 1840, the name Cunard has been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries, legendary voyages and the epitome of British refinement. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travelers who relish the line's hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, fine dining, sophisticated adventure, the legacy of historic voyages and transatlantic travel

Royalty, celebrities and voyagers from every walk of life have enjoyed Cunard's classic luxury experience based on the history and tradition of transatlantic liner service. Continuing the tradition of luxury ocean travel is flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, and the newest Cunarder, Queen Elizabeth international icons evoking the new Golden Age of Ocean Travel with Queen Mary 2 providing the only regularly scheduled transatlantic service between New York and Southampton, England.

P&O Cruises

One of the most recognizable and respected names in travel, market-leading P&O Cruises has been operating cruise ships for more than 170 years and combines innovation, professionalism and unrivalled experience on its fleet of seven ships dedicated to the British market. Each ship is elegantly appointed, combining classic British tradition and hospitality with modern amenities. The result is a refined cruising experience with distinctive restaurants, comfortable accommodations and enjoyable entertainment. P&O Cruises offers passengers the most stylish and contemporary holidays afloat with destinations including the Caribbean, South America, Scandinavia, Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands and Round the World cruises.