Carnival Cruise Line is one of ten cruise line brands owned by the world's largest cruise ship operator the American-British Carnival Corporation & plc. In 2018 Carnival Cruise Line was estimated to hold a 8.9% share of cruise industry revenue and 22.0% of passengers. It has the largest fleet in the Carnival group, with 25 vessels. The ships fly flags of convenience; 17 of the ships fly the Panama flag, 6 of the Bahamas and 2 of Malta. Its headquarters are in Miami, Florida, the United States. Executive control of the company is provided by the North American division of Carnival Corporation, headquartered in Doral, Florida.
Carnival's format is to offer shorter, less expensive cruises. Its ships are known for their Las Vegas-style decor and entertainment. The line calls its ships "The Fun Ships", and there are a wide range of activities offered on board. Its trademark is the funnel, which is red, white and blue and shaped like a whale's tail. The mascot for Carnival is Fun Ship Freddy, a character in the shape of Carnival's distinctive funnel. Wikipedia