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"The Fun Ships"- that is exactly what the Carnival ships are. More affordable cruises, lots of neon lights, not that much elegance and formal atmosphere. Carnival is catering towards younger passengers and the main objective aboard the vessels is party, party and party again. Carnival Cruise Lines 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. The other brands include Princess Cruises, P&O UK, P&O Australia, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Seabourn Cruises, Costa Crociere, Aida Cruises, Ibero Cruises and others. Carnival Cruise Line started in 1972 when Ted Arison bought one ship, the "Mardi Gras", for $1, and assumed its debt. At the time, Bob Dickinson worked for Carnival's parent company, American International Travel Service of Boston. In 1973, after Carnival had lost $8 million in six months, Dickinson was sent to Miami to "unload the turkey," as he recalls, noting he had never even seen a cruise ship at that point. Instead, he studied the company's problems and figured they could be fixed. Carnival Cruise Lines employs at the moment about 3,500 people on shore - the majority at corporate headquarters in Miami - and offers over 35,000 jobs on its cruise ships.

What can employees expect from Carnival? Slightly lower salaries and somewhat lower standards when selecting candidates comparing to most of the other major cruise lines. Carnival crew members are like their clientele, they like to party and most of them believe that the more "loose" atmosphere and the presence of younger passengers makes up for the slightly lower salaries.

Carnival Cruise Lines ships and itineraries:

Carnival Breeze: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2012, 130,000 gross tons, 3,690 passengers, 1,367 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Venice, Italy and Barcelona, Spain; Trans-Atlantic; Caribbean / Bahamas out of Miami, FL.
Carnival Breeze cruise ship
Carnival Magic: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2011, 130,000 gross tons, 3,690 passengers, 1,367 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean/Eastern Caribbean.
Carnival Magic cruise ship
Carnival Dream: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2009, 130,000 gross tons, 3,652 passengers, 1,367 crew members.
Itineraries: Mediterranean out of Civitivecchia (Rome), Italy, Bahamas out of New York, NY, Eastern/Western Caribbean out of Port Canaveral, FL.
  Carnival Dream cruise ship
Carnival Splendor: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2008, 113,300 gross tons, 3,006 passengers, 1,150 crew members.
Itineraries: Mexican Riviera out of Los Angeles.
cruise ship Carnival Splendor
Carnival Freedom: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2007, 110,000 gross tons, 2,974 passengers, 1,150 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean/Eastern Caribbean, Europe.
  Carnival Freedom cruise ship
Carnival Liberty: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2005, 110,000 gross tons, 2,974 passengers, 1,160 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean/Eastern Caribbean.
cruise ship Carnival Liberty
Carnival Valor: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2004, 110,000 gross tons, 3,400 passengers, 1,180 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern/Western Caribbean.
Carnival Valor cruise ship
Carnival Miracle: Miracle: Registry - Bahamas, inauguration 2004, 88,500 gross tons, 2,120 passengers, 934 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern/Southern/Western Caribbean, Bermuda.
Carnival Miracle cruise ship
Carnival Glory: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2003, 110,000 gross tons, 2,974 passengers, 1,150 crew members.
Itineraries: Eastern/Western Caribbean, Bahamas, Canada/New England.
Carnival Glory cruise ship
Carnival Conquest: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2002, 110,000 gross tons, 2,974 passengers, 1,150 crew members.
Itineraries: Western/Eastern Caribbean, sailing from Galveston, Texas.
  Carnival Conquest cruise ship
Carnival Legend: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2002, 86,000 gross tons, 2,124 passengers, 930 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean, sailings out of Tampa, Florida.
  Carnival Legend cruise ship
Carnival Pride: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2001, 88,500 gross tons, 2,124 passengers, 930 crew members.
Itineraries: Bahamas/Eastern Caribbean out of Baltimore, MD.
  Carnival Pride cruise ship
Carnival Spirit: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2001, 88,500 gross tons, 2,124 passengers, 930 crew members.
Itineraries: Hawaii, Mexican Riviera,  Alaska.
  Carnival Spirit cruise ship
Carnival Victory: Registry - Panama, inauguration 2000, 101,509 gross tons, 2,758 passengers, 1,100 crew members.
Itineraries: Southern Caribbean out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Barbados.
  Carnival Victory cruise ship
Carnival Triumph: Registry - The Bahamas, inauguration 1999, 101,509 gross tons, 2,758 passengers, 1,100 crew members.
Itineraries: Canada/New England out of New York, NY, Bahamas out of Norfolk, VA and Charleston, SC,  Eastern/Western out of New Orleans, LA.
  Carnival Triumph cruise ship
Carnival Sunshine (former name - Carnival Destiny): Registry - The Bahamas, inauguration 1996, 101,353 gross tons, 3,360 passengers, 1,040 crew members.
Itineraries: Western/Eastern Caribbean, sailing out of Miami, FL and New Orleans, LA; Europe.
  Carnival Destiny cruise ship
Carnival Elation: Registry - Panama, inauguration 1998, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Baja Mexico, sailing from San Diego, CA.
  Carnival Cruise Line-Carnival Elation ship
Carnival Paradise: Registry - Panama, inauguration 1998, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Baja Mexico out of Los Angeles, CA.
  Carnival Cruise Line-Carnival Paradise ship
Carnival Inspiration: Registry - The Bahamas, inauguration 1996, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean out of Tampa, FL.
  Carnival Inspiration cruise ship
Carnival Imagination: Registry - The Bahamas, inauguration 1995, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Bahamas, Western Caribbean out of Miami, FL.
  Carnival Cruise Line-Carnival Imagination ship
Carnival Fascination: Registry - The Bahamas, inauguration 1994, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Bahamas out of Jacksonville, FL.
  Carnival Fantasy cruise ship
Carnival Sensation: Registry - The Bahamas, inauguration 1993, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Bahamas out of Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL.
  Carnival Sensation cruise ship
Carnival Ecstasy: Registry - Panama, inauguration 1991, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean out of Galveston, TX.
  Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship
Carnival Fantasy: Registry - Panama, inauguration 1990, 70,367 gross tons, 2,052 passengers, 920 crew members.
Itineraries: Western Caribbean out of New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL.
  Carnival Fantasy cruise ship










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