Company Introduction

Carnival UK's vision is to be "The most spectacularly successful cruise company in Britain". Carnival UK was formed on 17 April 2003 following a merger between Carnival Corporation and P&O Princess Cruises plc. Already Britain's market leading Cruise Company, the merger created one of the world's largest leisure travel companies.

Carnival UK, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation, is split into five different cruising operations:

P&O CruisesP&O Cruises, based in Southampton, UK. The largest cruise operator and provider of premium cruises in the UK. The five-ship fleet includes 'Arcadia', 'Artemis', 'Aurora', 'Oriana', and 'Oceana'. The fleet is expecting the arrival of the newly built 'Ventura' in the summer of 2008.

P&O Cruises (Australia), offers cruises on the 'Pacific Sun' and 'Pacific Dawn' from Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, primarily to serve the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Ocean VillageOcean Village, 'The cruise for people who don't do cruises', this two-ship fleet offers Mediterranean and Caribbean cruising.

Princess CruisesPrincess Cruises based in Los Angeles boasts the youngest fleet of any major cruise line. One of the best known names in North American cruising, which currently operates 'Dawn Princess', 'Grand Princess', 'Sun Princess', 'Sapphire Princess', 'Golden Princess', 'Star Princess', 'Coral Princess', 'Diamond Princess', 'Caribbean Princess', 'Sea Princess', 'Pacific Princess', 'Tahitian Princess', 'Royal Princess', 'Crown Princess', 'Island Princess' and 'Emerald Princess'. Making her debut in 2008, Ruby Princess will be launched, a sister ship of Caribbean, Emerald and Crown Princess.

Cunard LineCunard Line offers the only regular transatlantic crossing service onboard the world famous ocean liner, 'Queen Mary 2'. Her equally famous sister, 'Queen Elizabeth 2' sails unique UK itineraries and both offer world cruising to the U.S. and UK market. 'Queen Victoria' has recently entered service in December 2007.


If you've never seen or set foot on a cruise ship before, you're in for a surprise. Our ships provide the ultimate holiday experience; featuring every possible facility you could wish for in the comfort and luxury of a five star hotel environment.

Today's modern ships are a highly complex, high-tech environment and you will be working as part of the ship's management team to anticipate, maintain and monitor the multifaceted operational aspects of the ship's day-to-day functions.

Working onboard a cruise ship will enable you to enjoy the benefits and lifestyle that life at sea has to offer. Access to the exquisite dining, the dazzling entertainment and on-shore organised activities will all be available.

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