| Carnival is a leisure travel company. Co. operates in four segments: North America and Australia (NAA), Europe and Asia (EA), Cruise Support, and Tour and Other. Co.'s NAA segment includes Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (Australia), and Seabourn. Co.'s EA segment includes Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (the U.K.), and Cunard. Co.'s Cruise Support segment includes its portfolio of port destinations and other services, all of which are operated for the benefit of its cruise brands. Co.'s Tour and Other segment represents the hotels and transportation operations of Holland America Princess Alaska Tours and other operations. |
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