Who Owns Princess Cruises?

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Many cruise lines are actually part of a larger cruise operator.

You might be surprised that many of your favorite cruise lines are owned by the same company.

Who Owns Princess Cruises?

A view from the funnel of Crown Princess departing from Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas

Princess Cruises is owned by Carnival Corporation & plc. The American cruise lines merged with Carnival Corporation on April 17, 2003.

After the merger, the company formed Carnival Corporation & plc, becoming the world’s largest cruise operator.

Princess Cruises is under Holland America Group, comprising Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, and P&O Cruises Australia.

The cruise line also has its own subsidiary, Princess Tours. The tour company operates sightseeing and cruise tours in Alaska.

Before merging with Carnival Corporation, the cruise line was owned by P&O Princess Cruises.

Who is the CEO of Princess Cruises

John Padgett the president of Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises doesn’t have a CEO. The cruise line’s president, Jon Padgett, overseas the cruise line operations.

Jon Padgett was previously the Chief Experience and Innovation Office for Carnival Corporation before he was appointed President of Princess Cruises in 2021.

When did Princess Cruises Start?

Princess Cruises began operations in 1965 with a single ship sailing Mexico itineraries. The cruise line is over 50 years old and offers itineraries around the globe with a fleet of 15 cruise ships.

Where is Princess Cruises Headquartered?

Princess Cruises has its headquarters in Santa Clarita, California.

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