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Where can I find more information about shareholder benefits?

Here you will find all the information you need to know in relation to shareholder benefits including:

  • Who should I contact for shareholder queries and/or to apply my benefits to my booking?
  • Who do shareholder benefits apply to?
  • How many shares do I need to receive shareholder benefits?
  • What benefits are available for shareholders?
  • Where can I buy Carnival shares?

Who should I contact for shareholder queries and/or to apply my benefits to my booking?

Please see details below for all shareholder enquiries.

Shareholder Benefits Team
Carnival UK
100 Harbour Parade
SO15 1ST

Fax. 023 8065 7360

To apply shareholder benefits to your booking please forward the following items to us by email, fax or postal mail.  You will need to include the following details in your communication:

  • Your name
  • Booking Reference
  • Ship
  • Sailing date
  • Provide proof of ownership of Carnival plc stock or securities to Carnival UK. Examples of proof of ownership that will be accepted include dividend stubs, proxy statements or nominee statements. Please be sure to redact or otherwise black out your brokerage account number and all unrelated information about other investments before emailing any documents. Carnival plc is NOT responsible for financial information that has not been blacked out or deleted on documentation you submit to us.
  • Proof provided should be most current statement or we can honour the proxy card which is  provided to the shareholder once a year around the months of March/April.
  • To ensure your security is not compromised you will be required to provide updated proof of shares prior to each cruise departure All information received is deleted/shredded once viewed. We therefore highly recommend guests submit copies rather than any original document, as original documents will NOT be returned.

If a Carnival share certificate issued by Equiniti (not Equiniti Shareview) is held, proof of shares will not be required. Simply email your reservation number, share certificate number and full name and address the shares are registered too to

Applications should be made no later than three weeks prior to departure.
Applications will not be accepted once on board the ship

Who do shareholder benefits apply to?

Shareholder benefits apply to the shareholder and can be applied to all fare types*

Benefits will be applied to the cabin the shareholder is travelling in.

Shareholder benefit is granted in addition to any on board spending money already given.

There is only one shareholder benefit per shareholder-occupied cabin. You will only receive on board spending money for the cabin in which you are travelling.

If there is more than one shareholder travelling in the same cabin/stateroom, benefits for only one of the shareholders will be applied to the cabin and not each shareholder.

Shareholder benefit is not allocated per world cruise sector but is granted per booking reference. If a world cruise has been booked, the maximum £150 shareholder benefit is available as a 13 night cruise or longer.

If a back to back cruise has been booked with two booking references, shareholder benefit will be allocated per duration of each cruise booking reference.

You do not need to be the lead guest to enjoy the benefit. Shareholder benefit will be allocated to the shareholder. If the shares are held in joint names, the on board spending money will be granted to one name on the booking.

*Shareholder benefit will not be granted if your booking is booked through as Friends and Family offer, TIS (Travel Industry Services) or a complimentary booking. All other fares types are currently combinable with shareholder benefits.

How many shares do I need to receive shareholder benefits?

A minimum of 100 Carnival plc or Carnival Corporation shares are required to enjoy shareholder benefits.

What benefits are available for shareholders?

All our shareholders with the required minimum of 100 shares will receive the below benefits:

  • On board spending money per stateroom on sailings of 13 nights or longer (including world cruise) - £150
  • On board spending money per stateroom on sailings of 6 to 12 nights - £60
  • On board spending money per stateroom on sailings of 5 nights or less - £30

United Kingdom brands are P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard Line.

Current proof of shares will be required prior to each departure via emailfax or post.    

If you hold a Carnival share certificate, once registered, you will not be required to send proof of shares prior to each departure.

Employees, travel agents cruising at travel agent rates, tour conductors or anyone travelling on a staff reduced rates, Travel Industry rates, or on a complimentary basis are excluded from this offer. All other fares types, including any on board spending money benefits are currently combinable with shareholder benefits. It is non refundable/transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash on any of our facilities.

On-board spending money can be used on a variety of purchases made on board from drinks to shore excursions, gifts to select dining venues. 

On-board spending money cannot be used for purchasing art work, bingo, use in the casino, medical expenses and currency.

Please note that Shareholder Benefit is available for cruise departures up to and including 31 July 2020 when booked by 28 February 2020.  The Benefit is reviewed annually.  Details can be found on the dedicated P&O websites.  

Where can I buy Carnival Shares?

To purchase shares in Carnival Corporation and/or Carnival plc please contact your bank, broker or look online.

Our Registrars are Equiniti Ltd and you may purchase Carnival shares from them on: 0371 384 2030

Equiniti will also help you with further share information regarding current share price, dividends, etc. You may also purchase a share certificate from Equiniti and once received and registered at this office, further proof of shares will not be required for future cruises. 

Carnival Corporation extends the benefit to our shareholders.

Additional Information

Late bookings made after D-21 are not applicable to receive the Shareholder Benefit.

If a guest calls regarding the application for Shareholder Benefit, please can you confirm that they have sent a fax, email, or letter with proof of Shareholding no earlier than 90 days prior to sailing and no later than 21 days prior to sailing. Once we receive the application we will aim to process this as quickly as possible. Applications for Shareholder Benefit are subject to the above timescales and terms and conditions. 

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