Awards & Recognitions

Some of our recent accomplishments include being ranked as one of America's Best Corporate Citizens, Most Responsible Companies, Best Large Employer, Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, and more.

America’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Carnival Corporation & plc has been recognized among Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s
(CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2019. The recognition marks the fourth consecutive year and eighth time in the past nine years that Carnival Corporation & plc has received the distinction in CR Magazine’s 20th annual survey, which recognizes transparency and corporate governance among the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies. More information can be found here.

Newsweek's America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020

Carnival Corporation & plc has been recognized in Newsweek’s first ranking for America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020. Companies were evaluated based on their environmental, social, and corporate governance performance. A total of 2,000 American public companies were evaluated and the top 300 are included on the list. We are honored to be listed as the highest-ranking company in the cruise sector. The list of companies can be viewed here.

Forbes: America’s Best Large Employer

Carnival Corporation & plc was recognized for the second consecutive year by Forbes Magazine among America’s best employers committed to diversity and inclusion. Carnival Corporation & plc was ranked the No. 1 employer in the cruise industry, No. 3 in the travel and leisure industry, and No. 77 overall among the 500 top employers with at least 1,000 employees. The full list of companies can be found here.

Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index

Carnival Corporation & plc earned a perfect score of 100 in the Corporate Equality Index for the third consecutive year from the Human Rights campaign, the leading LGBTQ civil rights organization in the United States. More information can be found here.

Safety4Sea Award

Carnival Corporation & plc’s CSMART Training Center received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Training Award for the second consecutive year for providing high-quality maritime training services for industry-wide safety, sustainability, and operational excellence. More information can be found here.

Der Blaue Engel

Carnival’s AIDA Cruises has been awarded the “Blue Angel,” Germany’s Federal Government eco- label, for AIDAnova’s environmentally-friendly ship design. Through the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the ship emissions of particulate matter and sulfur oxides are almost completely eliminated; nitrogen oxide and CO2 emissions are sustainably reduced.

OceanMedallion Awards & Recognitions

The OceanMedallion is transforming the vacation experience and has set a high bar for how Internet of Things (IoT) is being delivered to mainstream society in coming years. Carnival Corporation & plc was the first non-traditional technology company to be recognized by the IoT Breakthrough Awards. This award was the fifth prestigious recognition Carnival Corporation & plc received for its OceanMedallion in 2019. For the OceanMedallion, Carnival Corporation & plc was recognized by CES – the global stage for innovation (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show) – as a CES 2019 Innovations Award Honoree, and was named a 2019 Edison Awards Finalist, which recognizes and honors the world’s best innovators and innovations. We were also selected as a Skift Design Award winner for Best Cruise Experience for OceanCompassTM, an application within the MedallionClass Experience that also received a Stevie Award for Social Business Solution from the American Business Awards.

Neptune Award

Carnival Corporation & plc has been honored by maritime industry peers with the Greenest Shipowner of the Year Neptune Award, which recognizes a company that has shown excellence in reducing environmental impact in the operation of its fleet in the past year. Winners were chosen by executives from ship owners, ports, and marine technology companies who gathered to share best practices and cutting-edge technologies to enable continued reductions in the environmental impacts of shipping.