The results are in! Our Culture Essentials Awards celebrate and recognise colleagues who support our Culture Essentials by living the behaviours that demonstrate our ideal culture.

Our focus on how we do things is so incredibly important. By living our Culture Essentials every day we’ll be the great company we aspire to be, reach our long-term goals, and of course create unforgettable holiday happiness for our guests.

We’re extremely proud of how many of you have been bringing our Culture Essentials to life – thank you for all your nominations and congratulations to our Q1 2024 winners! 

Q1 Individual Winner:

Congratulations, Fiona Chalmers!

Fiona received no less than five nominations for her work to reduce the amount of food waste in our supplier procurement process.  She introduced a company called Olio who pick up and safely redistribute surplus food to the community at a very low cost to Carnival – supporting our sustainability aspirations, respecting and protecting our people and the planet, and giving back to the local community.Congratulations and thank you, Fiona! 

Q1 Team Winner:

Congratulations, The Panama Canal Working Group 

A fantastic example of collaboration across functions – with team members from Deployment Planning, Maritime, Corporate Ship Building and Queen Mary 2.  Their work on this project resulted in QM2 receiving approval to transit the Panama Canal in 2026 for the first time! 

​Thomas Gunn, Mark McQuire, Philip Beveridge, Jack Cochrane, Sander Groothuis, Nick Shooter, Neil Scott, Vicki Ashmore, Sian Leach, Margherita Arena, Sian Jolly, Steve Angel,  Nick Burton, Paul Reeves, Captain Andrew Hall & QM2’s Onboard Deck team. 

Congratulations to all our winners! In recognition of all their hard work and dedication they’ll receive WOW points to spend on something they love. 

Know a team or an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding example of bringing our Culture Essentials to life? Show them some appreciation and nominate them for a Culture Essentials Award today!  

Don’t forget both shoreside and fleet colleagues can nominate each other too!

Shoreside colleagues: Click here to nominate.

Fleet colleagues: Complete a nomination card and pop it in the nomination box on board.

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