Chapter 6: Carnival looks toward a new horizon

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Carnival will go through extraordinary scrutiny as it prepares to resume guest operations—not just in health, safety, and security but in environmental compliance as well. The storm is not over yet.

While everyone awaits normal life on the other side of a vaccine, Carnival’s Ethics and Compliance department has refused to let its well-laid plans go awry. Resumption of worldwide travel will one day be back, and until that day arrives, Carnival is marching onward within the bounds of its environmental compliance plan, now in its fourth year.

As Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Peter Anderson mentioned back in fall 2019, incidents are assets. If the coronavirus’s presence aboard Carnival ships could be regarded as one enormous incident, then there would be many learnings—assets—to be unpacked. That is precisely what CEO Arnold Donald told the court in April; that the company was already learning a lot in the pause period so far.

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