Carnival Cruise Lines

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Carnival Cruise Lines
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryTravel & Tourism (Cruise Industry)
Founded1972, by Ted Arison
HeadquartersDoral, Florida, United States
Key peopleGerry Cahill
(President and CEO),
Jim Berra Executive VP of Marketing
John Heald
(Sr Cruise Director & Brand Ambassador)
Ruben Rodriguez SVP of Marketing
ProductsCruises
RevenueIncrease $10.9 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Operating incomeIncrease $2.3 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Net incomeIncrease $1.9 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Total assetsIncrease $35 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Total equityIncrease $13.4 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Employees3,800 - Shoreside[1]
33,500 - Shipboard[1]
ParentCarnival Corporation & PLC
Websitewww.carnival.com
References: Largest cruise line in the world based on passengers carried annually, annual revenue and total number of ships in fleet [1]
House flag of Carnival Cruise Line
 
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Carnival Cruise Lines
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryTravel & Tourism (Cruise Industry)
Founded1972, by Ted Arison
HeadquartersDoral, Florida, United States
Key peopleGerry Cahill
(President and CEO),
Jim Berra Executive VP of Marketing
John Heald
(Sr Cruise Director & Brand Ambassador)
Ruben Rodriguez SVP of Marketing
ProductsCruises
RevenueIncrease $10.9 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Operating incomeIncrease $2.3 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Net incomeIncrease $1.9 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Total assetsIncrease $35 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Total equityIncrease $13.4 Billion (USD) [FY 2011]
Employees3,800 - Shoreside[1]
33,500 - Shipboard[1]
ParentCarnival Corporation & PLC
Websitewww.carnival.com
References: Largest cruise line in the world based on passengers carried annually, annual revenue and total number of ships in fleet [1]
House flag of Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Lines headquarters in Doral, Florida

Carnival Cruise Lines is a British-American owned cruise line, based in Doral, Florida, a suburb of Miami in the United States. Originally an independent company founded in 1972 by Ted Arison, the company is now one of eleven cruise ship brands owned and operated by Carnival Corporation & PLC. The company has the largest fleet in the group, with 24 vessels currently in operation that account for 21.1% of the worldwide market share.[2] Executive control of the company is provided by the North American division of Carnival Corporation, headquartered in Doral, Florida.[3][4]

Carnival was a pioneer in the concept of shorter, less expensive cruises. Its ships are known for their Las Vegas-style decor and entertainment. The line calls its ships The Fun Ships, and there are a wide range of activities offered on board. Its trademark is the funnel, which is red, white and blue and shaped like a whale's tail. The mascot for Carnival is "Fun Ship Freddy", a character in the shape of Carnival's distinctive funnel.

In 1996 the Carnival Destiny of 101,000 GT became the largest passenger ship in the world at the time. In 2004, Carnival Corporation ordered for a development program for Carnival's new ships, which was called the Pinnacle Project, which calls for a 200,000-GT prototype, which would have been the world's largest cruise ship.[5] As of 2009, the latest and largest ship in the Carnival fleet is the Carnival Dream, a new 128,000 GT ship. The Carnival Dream entered service on 21 September 2009. After several voyages in the Mediterranean she is set to offer weekly Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral from 5 December 2009. A sister ship, the Carnival Magic, debuted on May 1, 2011. On December 1, 2009 it was announced that Carnival placed an order for a third Dream-class vessel.[6] It will enter service in June 2012 and will be homeported in Miami.[7] On May 10, 2010, Carnival selected a name for their new Dream-class vessel in 2012; the Carnival Breeze.[8] On 26th October 2012, it was announced that Carnival had ordered a brand new ship for their Carnival Cruise Lines brand. This ship will be built again by Fincantieri and will be the largest ship they have ever built. It will also be the first of a brand new class of ship with a passenger capacity of 4000 and a tonnage of 135,000. It is scheduled to be delivered in the Winter of 2016, four years after the Carnival Breeze entered service.[9]

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Current ships

Fantasy class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Fantasy19901990–Present70,367 GTCharleston, South Carolina Panamaoriginally, the FantasyCarnival fantasy2.jpg
Carnival Ecstasy19911991–Present70,367 GTPort Canaveral,
Florida
 Panamaoriginally, the EcstasyCarnival E.jpg
Carnival Sensation19931993–Present70,367 GTPort Canaveral,
Florida
 Bahamasoriginally, the SensationCarnival Sensation.jpg
Carnival Fascination19941994–Present70,367 GTJacksonville, Florida (JAXPORT) Bahamasoriginally, the FascinationCarnivalFascination2009.jpg
Carnival Imagination19951995–Present70,367 GTMiami, Florida Bahamasoriginally, the ImaginationUS Navy 041217-N-4779D-042 USS John L. Hall (FFG-32) sits moored at the Outer Mole Pier in Key West, Fla., opposite the Carnival cruise ship .jpg
Carnival Inspiration19961996–Present70,367 GTLos Angeles, California Bahamasoriginally, the InspirationCarnival Inspiration 01.jpg
Carnival Elation19981998–Present70,367 GTNew Orleans, Louisiana Panama*ex ElationElation---Carnival-Lines.jpg
Carnival Paradise19981998–Present70,367 GTTampa, Florida Panamaoriginally, the ParadiseMs-paradise-catalina-sm.JPG

Destiny class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Destiny19961996–Present101,353 GT
  • Miami, Florida until February 2013[10]
  • (Europe) starting in April 2013 to October 2013 (As Carnival Sunshine)[11]
  • New Orleans starting November 2013 (As Carnival Sunshine)
 BahamasWorld's largest passenger ship (measured by gross tonnage), when built.
First cruise ship over 100,000 GT.
To be refurbished and renamed as Carnival Sunshine in 2013
Carnival Destiny.jpg

Triumph class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Triumph19991999–Present101,509 GTGalveston, Texas BahamasSimilar to Carnival Destiny, but with an additional deck.Carnival Triumph Half Moon Cay.jpg
Carnival Victory20002000–Present101,509 GT PanamaIdentical to the Carnival Triumph.Carnival Victory2.jpg

Spirit class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Spirit20012001–Present88,500 GT

Sydney, Australia

 MaltaBuilt to Panamax form factorCarnival Spirit docked at San Diego 2009-12-21 1.JPG
Carnival Pride20012001–Present88,500 GTBaltimore, Maryland PanamaBuilt to Panamax form factor, former flagship of CarnivalCarnival Pride at Mazatlan 1.jpg
Carnival Legend20022002–Present88,500 GT PanamaBuilt to Panamax form factorCarnival Legend 3.jpg
Carnival Miracle20042004–Present88,500 GT PanamaBuilt to Panamax form factorCarnival Miracle July 2011.jpg

Conquest class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Conquest20022002–Present110,000 GT PanamaCarnival Conquest 3.jpg
Carnival Glory20032003–Present110,000 GT PanamaCarnival Glory.jpg
Carnival Valor20042004–Present110,000 GT PanamaCarnival Valor2.jpg
Carnival Liberty20052005–Present110,000 GTMiami, Florida PanamaCarnival-Liberty.JPG
Carnival Freedom20072007–Present110,000 GTPort Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), Florida PanamaCarnival-Freedom-Cruise-Ship.jpg

Splendor class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Splendor20082008–Present113,300 GT PanamaReferred as a Splendor-class ship.Carnival Splendor.JPG

Dream class

ShipYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageHomeportFlagNotesImage
Carnival Dream20092009–Present128,000 GTPort Canaveral, Florida PanamaLargest ship ever built by Fincantieri until Carnival MagicCarnival Dream.png
Carnival Magic20112011–Present128,000 GTGalveston, Texas PanamaCarnival Magic in Venedig.JPG
Carnival Breeze20122012–Present128,000 GT Panama

Ships on Order

ShipYear
Built
Gross TonnageHomeportPlanned FlagNotes
TBDWinter 2016135,000 GTTBA PanamaLargest ship to be built for Carnival.TDB(option)TBD

[14]

Former ships

ShipClassYear
Built
Sailed for
Carnival
Gross TonnageFlagNotesImage
Mardi Grasformer ocean liner19611972–199327,284 GT PanamaAlso known as Empress of Canada, Olympic, Star of Texas, Lucky Star, Apollo, and Apollon. Sold for scrap in 2003.
Carnivaleformer ocean liner19561975–199431,500 GT PanamaAlso known as Empress of Britain, Queen Anna Maria, Fiesta Marina, Olympic, and The Topaz. Sold for scrap in 2008.Kobe topaz01s3200.jpg
Festivaleformer ocean liner19621977–199632,697 GT PanamaAlso known as Transvaal Castle, S.A. Vaal, Island Breeze, and Big Red Boat III. Scrapped in 2003.
TropicaleTropicale19821982–200136,674 GT LiberiaWas Carnival's first purpose-built ship. Also known as Costa Tropicale, and Pacific Star. Now known as the Ocean Dream in May 2008.
JubileeHoliday class19861986–200447,262 GT Liberiain 2004 became the Pacific Sun of P&O Cruises Australia.CarnivalJubilee.jpg
CelebrationHoliday class19871987–200847,262 GTMadeira,  PortugalNow sails for Iberocruceros as the Grand CelebrationCelebration-1.JPG
HolidayHoliday class19851985–200946,051 GTMadeira,  PortugalNow sails for Iberocruceros as the Grand HolidayCarnival Holiday.jpg

Notes

Timeline

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Hurricane Katrina charters

Carnival Ecstasy docked in New Orleans

Three of the Carnival cruise ships were chartered by the United States government for six months to serve as temporary housing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The Holiday was originally docked in Mobile, Alabama, and later Pascagoula, MS, and the Ecstasy and Sensation were docked at New Orleans, Louisiana. The six-month contract cost $236 million. The contract was widely criticized because the vessels were never fully utilized, and Carnival received more money than it would have earned by using the ships in their normal rotation.[17]

See also


References

  1. ^ a b c Carnival Cruise Lines Fact Sheet. Carnival Cruise Lines. Retrieved 31 May 2010
  2. ^ "2012 World Wide Market Share". Cruise Market Watch. 2011-11-20. http://www.cruisemarketwatch.com/blog1/market-share/.
  3. ^ "Corporate Address." Carnival Cruise Lines. Retrieved on January 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "Map of the City of Doral." City of Doral. Retrieved on January 9, 2010
  5. ^ Fincantieri signs a five ship, 2.6 billion dollar agreement with Carnival Group. Press Release. Fincantiei. 23 September 2004. Retrieved 10 May 2010
  6. ^ wartsila.com
  7. ^ "New 128,000-ton Cruise Ship Ordered for Carnival Corporation & plc's Carnival Cruise Line Unit". http://finance.yahoo.com/news/New-130000ton-Cruise-Ship-prnews-2260171110.html?x=0&.v=1. Retrieved 2009-12-01.
  8. ^ Carnival Cruise Lines' new 128,000-ton ship to be named Carnival Breeze. Cruise Industry News. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2010
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ a b c Casiano Communications (2012-02-16). "Carnival shifting bigger ship to PR". caribbeanbusiness.pr. http://www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news03.php?nt_id=68172&ct_id=1. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  11. ^ http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2012/03/carnival_cruise_lines_will_bri.html
  12. ^ a b c with Gene Sloan (2012-02-09). "Carnival Cruise Lines to expand capacity in New York - USATODAY.com". Travel.usatoday.com. http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2012/02/carnival-cruise-lines-new-york-/623692/1. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
  13. ^ http://cruiseradio.net/carnival-destiny-transforms-to-carnival-sunshine-biggest-refurb-yet/
  14. ^ http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/8145-carnival-cruise-lines-and-holland-america-line-order-new-ships.html
  15. ^ "No newbuildings for Carnival's US brands at current dollar-euro rate - Arison". Cruise Business Review. Cruise Media Oy Ltd. 2008-04-04. http://www.cruisebusiness.com/news.php?u=20080403224002. Retrieved 2008-04-03.[dead link]
  16. ^ Carnival Cruise Lines - News Release
  17. ^ $236 Million Cruise Ship Deal CriticizedWashington Post, September 28, 2005

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