Carnival Corporation & Plc is a multinational tour and travels firm that offers an array of exceptional holiday packages to travelers across the world. The company was founded in 1972 by Ted Arison, a renowned expert of the cruise industry. In 1987, the firm attained its award as the ‘world’s popular cruise line’ and sold its shares to the public, allowing rapid expansion of its businesses through acquisitions and mergers. The firm was initially known as Carnival Cruise Lines until 1994 when it changed its brand name to Carnival Corporation & plc.
Its operations include major cruise line brands such as Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, Holland America Line, and much more. Also, the firm runs several tour firms located in attractive touristic destinations globally. It is headquartered in three regions, Miami, Florida, US and London, UK and Singapore, Asia owns several operations in other parts of the world. Today, the company is mainly listed on the London Stock Exchange, and it is a constituent of both FTSE 100 and S&P 500 indices.