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Carnival Cruise Lines
3655 NW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Carnival Cruise Lines takes pride in being the "World's
Most Popular Cruise Line". Growing from one
converted ocean liner in 1972 to a fleet of 26 modern
cruise ships today, the line has been an outstanding
success. Indeed, without it there would have been no
Carnival Corporation, the largest firm in the cruise
business and parent company of Holland America,
Cunard, Princess, P&O and several other major lines.
Passengers tend to be mostly Americans of diverse
middle class backgrounds. A significant number of the
ships spend part of the year homeported away from the
traditional cruise ports of Florida and those ships tend
to attract people from those communities. Also, the
type of passenger varies with the length of the cruise.
Short cruises tend to attract younger passengers while
longer cruises attract older passengers.
The basic strategy underlying Carnival Cruise Lines
success was to provide guests with a fun vacation. In
many ways, that still remains the line's philosophy. It is
a light hearted experience.
At the same time, Carnival maintains a high standard.
It is not five-star luxury (with the exception of the
specilaty restaurants which are on a level with the best
at sea) but it is a good quality product. Moreover,
while there may be a ten foot statue of Frankenstein in
the disco, there is also an elegant New York supper
club on the same ship. Fun comes in many varieties.
Water slide on
Movies Under the Stars
Nick and Nora's Supper Club
on Carnival Miracle
Holiday ( now retired
from the Carnival fleet)
Cruise Line Profile - - Carnival Cruise Lines