Carnival Corporation & plc is a British-American cruise operator, currently the world's largest travel leisure company, 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 ADRs representing Carnival plc shares available on the New York Stock Exchange. Carnival is listed in both the S&P 500 and FTSE 250 indices.
The American entity Carnival Corporation has headquarters in the United States, with operational headquarters located in the city of Doral, Florida. The UK entity Carnival plc is based in Southampton.
Carnival Corporation was founded as Carnival Cruise Line in 1972. The company grew steadily throughout the 1970s and 1980s, making an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 1987. The capital generated was used to finance acquisitions. Between 1989 and 1999, the company acquired Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises, Westours, Seabourn Cruise Line, Costa Cruises and Cunard Line. The name Carnival Corporation was adopted in 1993, to distinguish the parent company from its flagship cruise line subsidiary.
Highest paying job titles at Carnival Corporation include HR Business Partner, Communications Director, and Compensation and Benefits Manager