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Carnival Cruise Lines was originally an independent company founded in 1972 by Ted Arison. It is now a branded division within Carnival Corporation & plc, a publicly traded company with Micky Arison as the Chairman. Carnival Corporation & plc owns a number of different cruise lines and has become the largest corporation in the cruise industry.
Carnival was a pioneer in the concept of cheaper and shorter cruises. While some may consider its ships to fall short of the luxury of Celebrity Cruises or Silversea vessels, the Carnival cruise are popular and profitable. The company has been able to repeatedly launch larger ships, culminating in 1996 with the Carnival Destiny which displaced 101,000 tons and became the largest passenger ship in the world at the time, rivaling aircraft carriers for size.
Carnival is well-known for the towel animals it creates for its guests in their cabins. Its trademark is the smoke stack, or funnel, which is red, white and blue and shaped like a whale's tail. The mascot for Carnival is "Fun Ship Freddy", a character in the shape of the Carnival funnel.
The company announced in early 2006 the creation of two new ships: the Carnival Freedom, set to debut in 2007, and the Carnival Splendor to debut in spring of 2008. At 112,000 tons, the Carnival Splendor will house a maximum of 3,000 passengers and is 38,000 tons less than Cunard's Queen Mary 2, which is currently the second largest cruise ship in the world.
The latest and largest ship in the Carnival Fleet is the Carnival Liberty, a Conquest Class ship, Carnival's first ship to be based in Europe.
"Carnival Cruise Lines is a proud member of the exclusive World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, Windstar Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest, and a commitment to quality and value, our member lines appeal to a wide range of lifestyles and budgets. Together, we offer exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations."
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