Carnival UK is the operating company for P&O Cruises and Cunard. As a partner supplier, we take a holistic view to price mitigation and cost control.
Many businesses were impacted by Brexit – and the cruise industry was no exception. With sterling weakened against the dollar and euro, there was a significant impact on the price of products purchased in the UK. Environmental pressures were also affecting products (such as vinyl gloves), so there was a need to consolidate supply.
We established a project to consolidate and bring uniformity to the supply of selected products used within Europe. We found alternative products that were more effective and easier to transport, then put a plan in place that would help Carnival to mitigate against potential price increases.