Security

Criminal activities are always a potential threat to our business given our global footprint and reach. Therefore, we are focused on maintaining a high-level of security for our guests, crew and assets. We take every possible action to anticipate, prepare and guard against such risks. These efforts start long before any guests board our vessels or any voyage sails.

2020

Goal Update

Guest and crewmember health, safety & security

Striving to be free of injuries, we continue to build on our commitment to protect the health, safety and security of our guests, employees and all others working on our behalf.

Active Assailant Program

Carnival completed the implementation of an Active Assailant Program with the objective of reducing any potential risk while protecting guests and crewmembers from bodily harm on our ships. In 2019, we introduced a fleetwide Active Assailant Procedure requiring annual training and exercises for our staff.

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Here is what we are doing to protect our guests and crewmembers

CyberSecruity

In 2019, we continued to enhance cybersecurity capabilities and data privacy initiatives to protect…

Port and Destination Vulnerability and Threat Assessments

We regularly conduct port vulnerability and threat assessments to ensure the safety and well-being…

Civil Unrest

Throughout the world in 2019, as countries experienced outbreaks of civil unrest, we worked closely…

Security Support Teams

In 2019, some of our brands created Security Support Teams to augment security staff…

Insider Threat Program

Carnival Corporation & plc completed the implementation of an Insider Threat Program across all…

HESS Event Reporting System

In 2019, we completed the fleetwide rollout of a new Health, Environment, Safety and Security…

Active Assailant Program

Carnival Corporation completed the implementation of an Active Assailant Program with the objective…

Visible Body Worn Cameras

Most of our onboard security teams now use Body Worn Cameras to record interactions with guests and…

Security Officer Training Program (SOTP)

Carnival Corporation & plc’s SOTP is based in the Philippines and provides a comprehensive…

Dual-View X-Ray Systems

In 2019, we expanded our investment in cutting-edge screening equipment and technology, equipping…

Man Overboard Detection Systems

We continue to research, test, and pilot man overboard detection systems and…

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CyberSecruity

In 2019, we continued to enhance cybersecurity capabilities and data privacy initiatives to protect the fleet, employees and our guests from any threats that could impact operational technology systems and data privacy. We introduced data privacy and cybersecurity training for applicable shipboard staff and shoreside employees. Cybersecurity policies and procedures were introduced into our Global Health, Environment, Safety and Security (HESS) management system. We also have implemented procedures to ensure compliance with applicable data privacy laws in various jurisdictions.

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Port and Destination Vulnerability and Threat Assessments

We regularly conduct port vulnerability and threat assessments to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and crew. These assessments document a port’s physical security and vulnerabilities along with any threats specific to the location. The assessments dictate the risk-mitigation actions that must be taken by ships calling on the port.

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Civil Unrest

Throughout the world in 2019, as countries experienced outbreaks of civil unrest, we worked closely with industry partners and regional governments. We implemented appropriate security measures which allowed us to navigate through protests with limited impact.

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Security Support Teams

In 2019, some of our brands created Security Support Teams to augment security staff during priority activities or incidents. The teams serve to deter potential confrontations or physical altercations amongst guests.

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Insider Threat Program

Carnival Corporation & plc completed the implementation of an Insider Threat Program across all ships. A part of the program includes additional security screening of potential new employees. Since 2018, Carnival Corporation conducted over 40,000 security screenings of new employees and continues to work closely with Law Enforcement Organizations to identify and mitigate possible insider threats.

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HESS Event Reporting System

In 2019, we completed the fleetwide rollout of a new Health, Environment, Safety and Security (HESS) event reporting system. This platform has allowed us to standardize our HESS event reporting and analysis capabilities across the entire fleet.

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Active Assailant Program

Carnival Corporation completed the implementation of an Active Assailant Program with the objective of reducing any potential risk while protecting guests and crew members from bodily harm on our ships. In 2019, we introduced a fleetwide Active Assailant Procedure requiring annual training and exercises for our staff.

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Visible Body Worn Cameras

Most of our onboard security teams now use Body Worn Cameras to record interactions with guests and gather video evidence of developing security situations. The use of cameras is clearly marked on the security officer’s uniform. These cameras have proven useful in capturing interactions between guests and crew members and in preventing confrontations by defusing tense situations.

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Security Officer Training Program (SOTP)

Carnival Corporation & plc’s SOTP is based in the Philippines and provides a comprehensive two-week curriculum that prepares our new hire security team members for duty on board any of our ships as a security officer. The curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated by brand security experts so that the training reflects the company’s latest procedures, requirements, and best practices.

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Dual-View X-Ray Systems

In 2019, we expanded our investment in cutting-edge screening equipment and technology, equipping ports with dual-view X-ray systems. These systems enhanced the passenger experience by improving throughput, thereby helping to expedite security checks.

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Man Overboard Detection Systems

We continue to research, test, and pilot man overboard detection systems and associated technologies. These systems are intended to support shipboard personnel by identifying an incident involving a person falling or jumping overboard as it occurs. We have also supported the development of an international design and performance standard against which we will require these systems to be certified. The standard has now been finalized and will require a high detection rate with a low false alarm rate (to avoid unnecessary distractions to the Bridge team navigating the ship) under a variety of maritime conditions. We continue to engage with manufacturers as they continue to develop systems intended to meet the standard.

Our

Commitment

The security of our guests and crew is of paramount importance. Our ships are subject to the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, a set of regulations and guidelines created and approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). All of our ships and their daily operations meet or exceed the requirements of the ISPS Code. The code defines security standards, requirements, arrangements and procedures for ships, ports, and governments. It also prescribes the responsibilities for governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel, and port/facility personnel, among others, to develop security plans, detect security threats and take preventative measures against potential security incidents affecting ships or port facilities.

Compliance is verified by inspections and surveys conducted by the Flag State, or by its delegated representative (usually a classification society), and certificates are issued that confirm compliance. Cruise ships are also subject to domestic security in the countries they visit. Our ships meet or exceed the requirements of the U.S. Maritime Transportation Safety Act (MTSA) and domestic regulations in the other countries we visit. We have developed and issued a comprehensive set of security procedures that go beyond regulatory requirements to further ensure the security of our guests, crew and ships.

Our

Strategy

Our security professionals, most of whom come from a military or law enforcement background, maintain close working relationships with law enforcement, coast guards, naval authorities and governmental agencies around the world. They participate in, and many times lead, government/private sector and industry maritime security working groups. Some of these relationships include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). Specifically, our security leaders serve in various roles/capacities on the following organizations: The U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council’s Maritime Security Working Group, the FBI’s Domestic Security Alliance Council’s (DSAC) Intelligence and Threats Committee and the DSAC’s Leadership Council.

These relationships result in information-sharing arrangements and collaborative efforts that are essential to our proactive security program. Further, our security professionals monitor numerous information and intelligence platforms to detect issues before they impact our passengers, crew, or vessels. Many of the ports that our vessels call on are assessed by our security professionals on a scheduled basis beyond any requirements set forth by applicable laws, rules, or code.

Our security processes are designed to minimize security-related risks while allowing for the smooth but controlled flow of guests, crew, and supplies. Guests and crew will notice a visible security presence while embarking the ship and throughout each cruise. Security personnel maintain strict access control to our ships. We employ a variety of technologies to assist security personnel. These include surveillance technologies such as closed-circuit television and screening technologies such as metal detectors, x-ray machines and explosives detection equipment. We also are constantly assessing and evaluating new technologies for future projects and security enhancements.

Our security processes guard against criminal activity threats. Each ship in our fleet must report alleged criminal activity. Depending on jurisdictional considerations and the severity of alleged offenses, we coordinate investigative efforts with appropriate law enforcement authorities.