Sustainability at P&O Cruises

At P&O Cruises, and with our parent company Carnival Corporation & plc, we’re taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and invest in our communities and people to deliver positive change – not just for today, but for the long term. Our sustainability agenda aligns with elements of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and is built around six key focus areas.

Taking steps to look after the world we love


Focused on the environment

Climate action

We support the adaptation of alternative fuels and are
testing new technologies as they become available. We are 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 are shifting how we work with our supply chain partners to reduce waste.

Partnering with our destinations and communities

More 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 taking responsibility to minimise our impact by implementing best practice across our operations, building partnerships with experts, and investing in programmes to support biodiversity and conservation.

Investing in people

Good health and well-being

Our employees are at the heart of our operation, and we've built wellbeing 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.

Further information

At P&O Cruises, and with our parent company Carnival Corporation & plc, we have established a number of 2030 sustainability goals and 2050 aspirations. For more information please visit


Carnival Corp. and plc 2023 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.