Our Benefits

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Every member of Team Carnival plays a key role in the success and profitability of our company . The following are some of the benefits our team members enjoy.


The Retirement Plan

To acknowledge and reward Team Carnival’s significant contributions to The Company's success, and to help team members plan and save for retirement, Carnival has developed 'The Fun Ship Retirement Plan.'


This plan provides a lump-sum benefit upon team members’ retirement from Carnival, provided they have at least 10 years of continuous service.


A prorated lump-sum benefit will be paid based on the individual's position within the company. The amount of the lump sum payment will be based on the last position held for the previous five years prior to the retirement date.


The longer a team member is employed beyond the initial 10-year period, the faster the benefits increase. Simply put, the longer you stay with Carnival, the larger your benefit payment will be upon your retirement.


Service Award Program

Many team members who join Carnival make a life-long career commitment with us. We acknowledge the loyalty of our team members through our Service Award program, highlighted by a ceremony during which our senior officers present service pins to team members who have been with the company for five years or more.


Medical and Dental Care

All medical care and basic dental care is provided free of charge to all shipboard team members.  Every Carnival ship has a medical center staffed with a doctor and nurses, with daily scheduled hours for crew.


Professional and Personal Development

Each ship has a crew training center on board which provide team members the opportunity to learn different languages, upgrade their typing or computer skills and more. The centers provide a variety of personal and professional development resources free of charge.


Employee Stock Purchase Program

Carnival offers eligible team members the opportunity to share in the future growth and profitability of the company. Through the employee stock purchase plan employees can purchase Carnival stock at an approximate 15% discount off the fair market value. Team members can purchase stock twice each year, near the end of June and again at the end of December.


Carnival Cruise Benefits

Team members enjoy cruise benefits, which are available for family members at a special "family cruise rate." The specific amount of the benefit is dependent on the team members’ position within the company.


Interline Benefits

Carnival has established reciprocal agreements with other cruise lines which allows team members to enjoy significant cruise discounts should they wish to vacation on vessels of other cruise operators.


Crew Discounts

Team members receive discounts on board when making purchases in the shipboard gift shops, spa, photo department and Formalities’ store.  Many stores in homeports and ports of call provide crew discounts.