Foster Human Rights and Be an Employer of Choice

We are committed to respecting human rights and maintaining ethical labor practices in our business operations and throughout our value chain.


Our 2022 gender pay equity assessment found that on average, women employees are paid 99.98% of what men receive.

Two of three wholly owned brands are now helmed by women.

Which includes gender, ethnicity, veterans and people with disabilities.

Attracting diverse candidates

This year marked the first full year of our Search for Excellence and Adventure University (SEA-U) internship program, which puts a strong focus on recruiting from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Serving Institutions. The program ranked #3 in Diversity with Respect to Women and #8 in Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Vault’s 100 Best Internships for Diversity list.

Read more on page 45 of our 2022 ESG Report

Enhancing safety at sea

In late 2022, we initiated a pilot to create more rigorous safety standards for ships at sea, which aren’t subject to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. The pilot focuses on the thousands of unique safety risks on a cruise ship, such as handling knives and chemicals, operating heavy machinery and installing AV equipment on our live entertainment stages.

Read more on page 53 of our 2022 ESG Report

Applying the highest standards of business ethics candidates

Our respect for human rights is enshrined in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which is underpinned by a robust suite of corporate policies and procedures. Notable among them are our:

• Human Rights Statement
• Supplier Guiding Principles
• AWARE Compliance and Ethics Hotline
• Modern Slavery Statement
• Trainings that include human rights content

We’re currently in the process of updating our human rights policy, which we expect to publish in 2025. We’re also in the early stages of performing human rights impact assessments for our hiring partners and crew.

Read more on page 53 of our 2022 ESG Report

Sustainability Fact Sheets

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Learn more about our strategies, initiatives and approach to ESG across our business with our 2022 fact sheets.

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