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Review averages

  • 25 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    44%
    Good (7)
    28%
    Satisfactory (6)
    24%
    Subpar (1)
    4%
    3.67
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Company summary

Carnival is The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line® with 25 ships operating 3 to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our newest ship, Carnival Vista, debuted in Spring 2016, while Carnival Horizon is scheduled to enter service in 2018.

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We offer a wide array of quality cruises, and pride ourselves on delivering memorable vacations to our guests. A Carnival cruise offers not only outstanding value for the money, but most importantly, fun! A “Fun Ship” cruise features day and nighttime entertainment like stage shows, musical performances, casinos and more. We make our guests feel right at home, too — think comfy stateroom accommodations, attentive service, delicious food and drink — and they enjoy the experience against the backdrop of some of the world’s most beautiful ports.

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Numbers

Employees

10,000+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

  • Carnival Journeys
  • Carnival LIVE Sailings
  • Group Shore Excursions
  • Charters, Meetings, & Incentives
  • Themed Cruises
  • VIFP Club
  • Wedding Cruises
  • Hotel Packages
  • Travel Agent Assistance
  • Shopping


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Benefits

As our employee, you are one of our most important resources, ensuring our success in providing quality cruise vacations for our guests. That's why we offer our employees a highly competitive benefits program designed to meet your personal needs. Here's an overview of the benefits we provide: 

  • Health Care Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Child Development Center (Camp Carnival)*
  • Employee Health & Wellness Center (Club Carnival)*
  • Sick Time
  • Paid Time off 
  • Holidays


*Our 450,000 square feet Miami headquarters features Club Carnival, a state-of-the-art health and fitness facility, and Camp Carnival, a high-quality on-site preschool. At Camp Carnival, your child will be cared for by experienced and dedicated teachers, so you can go to work knowing your child is happy, safe, and well cared for. 


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How would we describe the company culture?

For over 40 years, Carnival has strived to provide a comfortable, “Fun” working environment for its employees and has created a number of forward-thinking programs that offer unique opportunities for professional and personal growth. As a result, the company has cultivated a strong sense of loyalty among its employees, which has allowed Carnival to maintain a sense of continuity and earn its leadership position in the cruise industry.


Carnival Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises (UK), and Cunard in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; Iberocruceros in Spain; and P&O Cruises (Australia) in Australia.


These brands, which comprise the most recognized cruise brands in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, offer a wide range of holiday and vacation products to a customer base that is broadly varied in terms of cultures, languages and leisure-time preferences. We also own a tour company that complements our cruise operations: Holland America Princess Alaska Tours in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Combined, our vacation companies attract 10 million guests annually.


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Reviews for Carnival Cruise Lines

Reviews - What employees say

3.67 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 10.Apr 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Increase pay grade. Wave should reflect cost of living.

What I like about the company

Management is always interacting in a cert caring manner. Company provides a great deal of events and discounts with other vendors.

What I dislike about the company

Fired long term employees without notice.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Carnival Cruise Lines
  • City
    Miami
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Rules should be made across the bored for everyone

What I like about the company

I feel comfortable and confident in my position

What I dislike about the company

Sometimes I see that the rules and fairness do not apply the same to everyone

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Carnival Cruise Lines
  • City
    Miami
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Same as previous answer. Shifts bids need better times for people with children. Hr gives run arounds and PTO and sick time is rarely approved

What I like about the company

Co-workers become like family you are able to get free cruises

What I dislike about the company

Shift bids and having to pick PTO and sick time dates the year before and usually doesn't get approved also hr gives the run around when trying to get stuff done with thing that are in the employee handbook and state to contact hr

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • Company
    Carnival Cruise Lines
  • City
    Miami
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Review averages

  • 25 employees say

    Excellent (11)
    44%
    Good (7)
    28%
    Satisfactory (6)
    24%
    Subpar (1)
    4%
    3.67
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Carnival Cruise Lines
3.67
25 reviews

Industry average (Restaurants/Hotels/Hospitality)
3.24
36,975 reviews

kununu average
3.29
2,614,000 reviews