Quick Facts

  • Carnival Cruise Line was launched in 1972 with just one-second hand ship and just enough fuel to make a one-way trip from Miami to San Juan.
  • Carnival Corporation & plc is the world’s largest leisure travel company with 87 ships sailing under 9 brands including Princess, famously known as the line of the Love Boat, and Cunard which built the world’s biggest ocean liner at the time, Queen Mary 2, even boasting a planetarium on board.
  • Carnival Corporation & plc’s 120,000 employees worldwide serve more than 13 million guests a year.
  • Carnival Cruise Line is the company’s biggest brand with 22 ships, operating 1,500 voyages annually, calling on ports from Cozumel to Ketchikan. The fleet’s largest ship, Panorama, can accommodate 4,008 guests.
  • On a typical seven-day cruise, 9,300 pounds of recyclables are collected and processed. Recyclables include crushed glass, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and scrap metal.
  • According to an independent study commissioned by CLIA, the cruise line industry generated over $53 billion in total economic activity to the U.S. economy in 2018.   This economic activity supports 421,000 jobs, paying 23.15 billion in wages to American Workers, a nearly 13 percent increase since 2016.

"CLIA 2018 Economic Impact Analysis Study”