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Iona welcomes IMO Delegation
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We recently had the honour of hosting a delegation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on board Iona. The event, arranged in partnership with the…

International Human Rights Day
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In recognition of International Human Rights Day, we stand united against modern slavery and human trafficking. These violations of human rights are not just global…

Win a cruise with Princess Cruises
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As part of Princess Cruises exciting announcement in the Atrium today, between 11:00-14:00, they’re giving everyone the chance to win some incredible prizes including an…

Visit the Benefits Fair TODAY!
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As a shoreside colleague at Carnival UK, you have access to exclusive employee benefits designed to support your wellbeing, protect your health, and contribute towards…

Women. Life. Freedom.
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Today is National Day for Staff Networks and we’re celebrating our employee-led networks with the launch of this ‘Networks & Communities News’ blog. An opportunity…

Join us for a royal treat!
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With an abundance of celebrations, street parties and volunteering projects taking place all weekend to mark His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation, we’re getting ready…

Carnival UK expands their Cadet programme
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Carnival UK supports Deck, Engine and Electro-Technical Cadetships on the HND (High National Diploma), Foundation Degree, Scottish Diploma, Honours Degree and Fast-Track Graduate programmes, supported…

LinkedIn Levels
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Simple steps to get started, grow your network and become an industry expert. Bronze Completing bronze takes about 45 minutes and sets you up for…

Sture joins us from Sydney!
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Sture’s back home enjoying some downtime with his family ,to focus on his wellbeing, in between ship visits and other meetings he has coming up…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture shares a conversation he had with his youngest son about climate change and the importance of sustainability at Carnival UK. Watch below… Come back…

Tyre Nichols
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On 10 January 2023, Mr Tyre Nichols of Memphis, USA sadly passed away after an incident that took place on 7 January involving severe gross…

Where will you develop?
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Over the last few weeks, you’ve looked towards the future and you’ve set your goals for the year ahead. It’s now time to think about…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture shares more about his busy week visiting ships with Donnacha to look at various technical aspects as well as the opportunity to see Gary…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture joins us this week to talk about our Contact Centre’s top-ranked service, as well as focusing on Arvia. Plus, speaking of top-ranked and Arvia,…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture joins us in the great outdoors which seems fitting while talking about our Sustainability agenda. Watch for yourself below… And don’t forget to come…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Now that Sture’s back from Australia, visiting his family and taking some leave, he brings us his latest video update where he talks about the…

Still boldly going…
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Even after 22 years of service and having sailed thousands of miles around the world and visiting dozens of countries occasionally Aurora and her crew…

Her Majesty The Queen
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Yesterday Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Carnival UK and colleagues both ashore and at sea extend sincere condolences to The…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture joins us from Italy this week as he’s at the shipyard building Queen Anne, for a significant milestone – watch for yourself below… …

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture covers a few subjects this time including how Aurora recently respected and protected some unlikely additional passengers – watch for yourself below… And be…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture joins us from one of our new flexible working spaces, in Carnival House, this week to talk about recognition – see for yourself below……

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Sture joins us, while on leave with his family, to reflect on Josh Weinstein’s (new President & CEO for Carnival Corporation) recent visit to Carnival…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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This week Sture’s in another stunning location talking about all the recruitment activity that’s happening at the moment – see for yourself below… And be…

Sture’s Weekly What’s Up
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Welcome to Sture’s Weekly What’s up – a short and snappy video update from Sture Myrmell, our Carnival UK President. Sture will be sharing what he’s up…

We’re back!
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It’s the big day! Today Arcadia welcomes guests back on board and sees a full return to service for the P&O Cruises fleet. With Queen…

Full fleet audit approval!
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It’s a full fleet approval as we’re delighted to say Arcadia is officially approved to return to service! During the countdown to each Carnival UK…

See Arcadia set sail!
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In just three days Arcadia sets sail. This is a celebratory moment for all colleagues as not only does it mean that the P&O Cruises…

Aurora is back!
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It’s finally here! Today’s the day when Aurora welcomes her first guests on board in almost two years. This is a momentous occasion for all…

Infotech Training
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It’s that time of the year when we are setting goals and looking at what we wish to achieve in our personal development over the…

And that’s a wrap!
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The end of the year is almost upon us so we wanted to wish everyone a very happy festive season and new year. 2021 has…

SSO End of Year Video
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2021 has been another amazing year for everyone within Shared Services! Watch the video to see just some of the work that has been achieved!…

Gift giving and receiving
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Over the last year or so we’ve seen an increased level of focus on integrity and conduct at senior levels of government, with calls to…

Azura is Back!
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It’s the big day! Final preparations are being made on board Azura as guests arrive in Barbados for her first cruise in almost 20 months.…

Queen Mary 2 returns in style
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Queen Mary 2 has returned to service in sensational style, as Cunard’s flagship officially switched her lights back on, illuminating the skies with her iconic…

Re-fit for a Queen
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In just two days, on Sunday 28 November, it’s the long-awaited return to service for Queen Mary 2. It’s been over 19 months since she…

SSO EEG – Meet the team
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SSO EEG – Meet the team  Fleet People Operations Cara Ayres  – Fleet People Operations I re-joined Carnival in February 2022 after a 3 year…

Ventura is back!
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Today is a truly milestone moment. In just a few hours Ventura is welcoming guests on board. For the very first time in over 18…

Ventura is ready to set sail!
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On Wednesday this week, Ventura welcomed special guests and Carnival UK colleagues on board for her long awaited test cruise. As well as testing all…

Speak up for action
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This week, RnB singer R. Kelly was convicted of racketeering and sex trafficking crimes which should condemn him to spending the rest of his life…

The return of Shore Experiences
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For anyone who’s travelled on board, you’ll know that Shore Experiences are a fantastic way to explore the destinations we visit. When we started to…

Introducing our new EPMO team
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Once we return to service and are fully operational again, our future (ever expanding) list of cross functional programmes and projects need to be completed…

Learn more about life on board
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Throughout operational pause, our ships’ company have been in minimum safe manning mode – this means we’ve only had essential colleagues on board who are…

SSO Webinar Q&As
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To ensure that all the questions answered by Chris and the SSO Senior Leadership Team are available to all, we have put together a Q&A…

In Coffee We Trust
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You may have seen our email a few weeks ago about a new chance we’re introducing to keep us all connected and give us an…

Iona champions ECP
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Iona ended 2020 with a new focus for 2021 – recognition for the contributions made to promoting environmental culture throughout the ship and they’ve done…

Virtual Christmas Market
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The SSO EEG bring to you a Virtual Christmas Market on Friday 4th December  Our aim is to support our colleagues and small or local…

SSO Halloween Challenge
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With Halloween just gone and with out being in the office we thought it may be good to have some Halloween themed fun! We asked…

Get ready for Iona
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As you’ll have hopefully seen we officially welcomed our magnificent new ship, Iona, to the P&O Cruises family recently, so we thought we’d look back…

An update from Paul Ludlow
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Last week the EuroMillions jackpot was £118,729,000. I bought five tickets. I didn’t win. I may not have won but I certainly felt as though…

International Coastal Cleanup Day
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Saturday 19 September marks International Coastal Cleanup Day, a day where communities around the world come together to clean up their local coastlines. Over the…

SSO EEG are back
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EEG are back! After a couple months away EEG have reformed and are here to focus on engagement. We have had some new members join…

Our Environmental Commitment
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Our 2020 Environmental Compliance Plan (ECP) video starring Simon Palethorpe, Paul Ludlow, and a few other familiar faces from ship and shore, is now live.…

Compliance is key during Covid-19
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As we are all too aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted absolutely every part of our business. When faced with such unprecedented operational challenges it’s…

An update from Paul Ludlow
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Believe in yourself…. “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and capable of much more than you imagine.”…

Collections Process
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If you or anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 (a cough, fever, shortness of breath or a loss or change to your sense…

Cyber threat is on the rise…
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Our industry has seen a huge rise in cyber attacks looking to exploit COVID-19 through phishing emails posing to be from government health organisations, as…

Azura offical crew page
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We’ve created this page to help you keep up-to-date with everything whilst you’re on board Azura. Network 3 Sim Cards Please read John’s comments below…

2020 Q1 Values Awards for SSO
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The results are in! The quarterly Values Awards winners have been decided! Well done to everyone who was nominated we had over 38 nominations which…

SSO EEG Update
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The SSO EEG are now meeting weekly over Zoom (check out the image above!) to ensure that we maintain engagement during this difficult time. We…

An update from Josh Weinstein
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As I’m sure you’ve heard many times already, these are truly unprecedented times for all of us both personally and professionally. The current global health…

Iona: The first 100
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Things have really picked up pace in the yard and with the first 100 crew joining last weekend, things are becoming very real. Keren Taylor,…

Spotlight on… Darren
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Welcome to Shared Services’ Spotlight on! Each month a colleague from Shared Services will have the spotlight put on them to share a little bit…

CCO Recruitment event
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The Contact Centre Operations team are holding a recruitment event on Wednesday 4th March 2020 to attract potential candidates to join our department. We are…

Spotlight on…Vivek
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Welcome to Shared Services’ Spotlight on! Each month a colleague from Shared Services will have the spotlight put on them to share a little bit…

Spotlight on… Adrienne
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Welcome to Shared Services’ Spotlight on! Each month a colleague from Shared Services will have the spotlight put on them to share a little bit…

CCO’s Snug
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You may remember back in September there was a post about the Contact Centre’s Snug area. Well, it has had a complete makeover and is…

Contact Centre news updates
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P&O Cruises Double Launch Event In October the Contact Centre hosted their first ever exclusive P&O Cruises double launch event which saw many Carnival UK departments…

Halloween at Carnival House
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On 31 October we’re encouraging everyone to take time out of their day to enjoy 15 minutes of fun with some Halloween activities. Working in…

Spotlight On… Rosie Pringle
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Welcome to Shared Services’ Spotlight on! Each month a colleague from Shared Services will have the spotlight put on them to share a little bit…

Spotlight On… Liz Scott
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Welcome to Shared Services’ Spotlight on! Each month a colleague from Shared Services will have the spotlight put on them to share a little bit…