Sustainability at P&O Cruises

At P&O Cruises, and with our parent company Carnival Corporation & plc, we’re taking committed action to protect the environment and invest in our communities and people to deliver positive impact – not just for today, but for the long term. Our sustainability agenda supports many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is made up of several important priorities...

Looking after the world we love


Protecting the environment

Climate action

We support the adaptation of alternative fuels and are testing new technologies as they become available. We're investing in new low-carbon or zero-carbon emission technologies, developing and installing advanced air quality systems and partnering with organisations and stakeholders to support our decarbonisation efforts.

Circular ecomony

As the world shifts towards a circular economy model where materials flow around a ‘closed loop’ system, we're shifting how we work with our supply chain partners to reduce waste.

Partnering with our destinations and communities

Sustainable tourism

As we travel the world, we have the privilege to explore many cultures and environments. It is our collective responsibility to respect and help them maintain their culture, history and natural resources.

Biodiversity and conservation

Our efforts are focused on implementing best practices across our operations, investing in programmes that support biodiversity and conservation, working with our supply chain and partnering with the communities we visit to help maintain and improve their ecosystems.

Investing in people

Good health and well-being

Our employees are at the heart of our operation, and we're working on expanding our well-being programmes to support their physical and mental health, encourage social connectivity with family and friends and promote a balanced lifestyle.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Our success depends on the diversity, talent and dedication of our global employee base. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive work environment with equal opportunities for professional growth throughout their career path.

2030 & 2050 - Our Goals and Aspirations

This year, with our parent company Carnival Corporation & PLC, we are introducing our sustainability focus areas. These six areas are where we are focusing our sustainability efforts in support of our 2030 goals and 2050 aspirations. In each Focus Area, we have identified goals, targets and aspirations that will guide our actions to further strengthen our sustainability performance. As time passes, we may revise or augment our 2030 goals and 2050 aspirations by introducing additional ones, as we continue to grow in our journey to be sustainable from ship to shore.


Carnival Corp. and plc 2022 sustainability report >
Carnival Corp. and plc statement pursuant to Modern Slavery Act 2021 >
Carnival Corp. and plc sustainability report and sustainability website >
Carnival Corp. Business Partner Code >
Carnival Corp. and plc Human Rights Policy >


Find out more about our Vision and Culture

We are committed to a positive and just corporate culture, based on inclusion and the power of diversity. We operate with integrity, trust and respect for each other -- communicating, coordinating and collaborating while seeking candour, openness and transparency at all times. And we aspire to be an exemplary corporate citizen leaving the people and the places we touch even better.