2020 Goal & Update

Our Community

Continue to work on initiatives and partnerships that support and sponsor a broad range of organizations for the benefit of our local and global communities throughout our brands, in particular Fathom.

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We continue to engage on initiatives and partnerships that support and sponsor a broad range of organizations for the benefit of our local and global communities:

  • Donated $2 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture over a five year period
  • Continued our five year partnership with The Nature Conservancy
  • Continued our five year partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters program
  • Launched our TRAVELdeepTM experience – Fathom

Business Partner Code of Conduct and Ethics

Further develop and implement vendor assurance procedures ensuring compliance with Carnival Corporation & plc’s Business Partner Code of Conduct and Ethics.

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We revised our Business Partner Code of Conduct & Ethics to include our efforts to combat slavery and human trafficking to further support human rights and the global communities we serve.

FY2016 Community Engagement Performance

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Economic Impact

As per Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) the cruise industry generated $117 billion in global economic impact in 2015. This economic activity generated over 956,547 jobs around the world, paying $38 billion in global wages in 2015. For additional details please refer to
CLIA, 2017: Industry Outlook.

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Port Development

Our newest Caribbean destination, Amber Cove, located in Puerto Plata on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is in full operation.

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Guest Satisfaction

We delivered memorable vacation experiences to 11.5 million guests. This represents approximately half of all cruise passengers worldwide.

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Fathom’s guests joined local community members on highly impactful sustainability projects in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Some of the projects impacting biodiversity included:

  • Reforestation and nurseries
  • Cacao and Women’s Chocolate Cooperative
  • Water filter production
  • Recycled paper and crafts entrepreneurship
  • Concrete floors in community homes
  • Educational impact

For more details on these projects, visit www.fathom.org

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Coastal Cleanup

Our Mahogany Bay port located in Roatan, Honduras supports various sustainability projects. The port has adopted the Brick Bay community and has organized annual coastal cleanup projects. In 2016 approximately 1,600 bags containing waste and debris were collected.

Our Commitment

We embrace the culture of the communities in which we operate, including our headquarters locations, home ports and ports of call. We understand that there may be an impact on the sustainability of a community when we engage with, operate in, or cease operating there. We continually strive to contribute to our communities in a positive social, environmental and economic manner, working in conjunction with local governments, trade associations, tourism organizations and other community stakeholders.

Our Strategy

It is important for us to invest in the communities we visit and support their sustainable development, which is also essential for our operations. Within our supply chain, we work with our tour operators to support and ensure responsible excursions.

During times of crisis, we support our communities by providing emergency aid and relief through financial donations as well as by using our ships to deliver emergency supplies. Through our brands and corporate foundation as well as through the extraordinary efforts of our employees worldwide, we support a variety of programs providing aid, donations and services to an array of charitable organizations that touch many thousands of lives globally. Many of our brands have donation programs where reusable goods from our ships are provided to people in need throughout the communities we visit.

Local non-profit groups and government agencies work with the brands to collect toiletries, dishes, cookware, mattresses, tableware, furniture and other items from the ships and distribute them to shelters, hospitals, orphanages and homeless programs.

Our port development strategy is focused on creating leading destinations as well as securing preferred ports. This enables us to grow demand and deliver unique experiences.