Carnival UK Employee Discounted Travel Scheme

Holidays are one of life’s greatest pleasures. Having the chance to relax, escape and explore is a magical thing, and there is no better holiday than a cruise. Everyone is passionate about creating unforgettable holiday happiness for our Guests, so we want to make sure you have the opportunity to experience that happiness for yourself.

Whether you’re looking to unwind in style, or discover the journey of a lifetime, we’re proud to offer you a great cruise experience every single year at an exclusive employee discounted travel rate.

Annual discounted cruise

From booking, to enjoying your time on board with your friends and family, be our Guest. Create your version of unforgettable happiness with an annual discounted cruise on any date for any duration on a P&O Cruises or Cunard ship. Please note that there are restrictions on cabin selection and maiden cruises are excluded from this benefit.

Late availability cruises

In addition to your annual discounted cruise, you can take as many late availability cruises as your annual leave allowance allows, and all can be enjoyed at the employee discounted travel rate. Where cabins are available, late availability cruises can be booked from 12 noon, four weeks before the ships departure.

Policy, Discounts, FAQs and Terms & Conditions

To find out more please refer to: –

How to book your annual discounted or late availability cruise

Call and speak to one of our Personal Cruise Advisors on the relevant number below.

P&O Cruises: 0204 525 1156
Cunard: 0204 525 5331

In order to book, you must:

  • Have completed three months’ continuous service but travel must be after six months of continual service
  • Have passed your probationary period
  • Have no live disciplinary sanctions against you
  • Have not been dismissed from employment
  • Have confirmation you can take any annual leave required if successful
  • Still be employed at the date of the cruise departure

To help get you on your way, remember to complete the below approval form within 72 hours of making your booking. Once your line manager/ fleet HR has approved your form, your confirmation of booking will be processed.

  • Shoreside employee form 

    If you’re a Shoreside employee, please click and complete the Shoreside employee form. You will need to complete the file, save it down and send to your line manager for approval.  If your line manager approves the request, they will then save down and send to

  • If you’re a Fleet based employee (Only Officers , Cadets and Graduates are eligible for this benefit). Please click and complete the ‘Fleet employee form’ (This links back to the Bridge, so please open in Microsoft Edge).

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Friends and Family travel on P&O Cruises and Cunard

Ad-hoc discounts by P&O Cruises and Cunard are regularly provided via email which you can share with your friends and family.  The e-mail will detail the eligible cruises, cabins available, prices and the code to use. 

Special Fare Quotes

If you wish to book on a maiden cruise, in a suite, are employed by a third party working on P&O Cruises or Cunard ships or wish for additional family or friends to join you on an Employee Discounted Travel or Late Availability Cruise, we invite you to use code ‘ECD’ to receive 7.5% off the booking.

Princess Cruises discounted travel

Colleagues can take a cruise under the Carnival UK Employee Discounted Travel Policy as well as the Princess Cruises Employee Space Available programme as long as they are eligible. 

The Employee Space Available (ESA) programme from Princess Cruises is available to shoreside colleagues with more than 12 months continuous service and after four years, you can take up to two cruises a year.  Please note that the rules and benefits differ if you are a Princess Cruises colleague working at Carnival UK so please make sure you click on the correct tab  below. 

Requests are made through a concession form and a commercial algorithm determines whether the application is approved based upon sales and run rate.

Employees interested in applying for a Princess concession should submit a completed and approved ESA request form via email to the Princess Concessions inbox at:

Full information on discounted travel with Princess Cruises and the application form can be found on the tabs below. 

  • If you’re a Carnival UK employee and would like to apply for a cruise under the Princess Cruises ESA programme, please click on this policy for more information including eligibility, cabin costs, application process and onboard discounts. To book, please complete the application form and send it to
  • If you’re a Princess dedicated employee and would like to apply for a cruise under the Princess Cruises ESA programme, please click on this policy for more information including eligibility, cabin costs, application process and onboard discounts.  To book, please complete the application form and send it to

Seabourn and Holland America Line discounted travel

Employee discounted travel on Seabourn and Holland America vessels are not available to Carnival UK employees; however, they can participate in the Friends and Family schemes. The availability is communicated periodically to all colleagues via email.


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