How to buy Carnival shares | 1101.5p

Carnival cruise stock has been extremely volatile since the coronavirus outbreak.

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Carnival (CCL), the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure business, has been heavily hit by the coronavirus pandemic. With people locked down worldwide, the number of people travelling has dwindled and in some cases travel has been banned by local governments.

As a result of the crisis, the Carnival share price has been volatile over recent weeks. It opened the day at 1089.5p, after a previous close of 1057.5p. During the day the price has varied from a low of 1075.2729p to a high of 1128.9962p. The latest price was 1101.5p (25 minute delay). All prices are listed in Pence sterling.

Carnival bounced back on Tuesday 24 March, climbing nearly 30%, and the FTSE 100 9%, in response to the widespread talks of stimulus measures being implemented by countries around the world.

How to buy shares in Carnival

  1. Choose a share-dealing platform. If you’re a beginner, our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CCL in this case.
  5. Research Carnival shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Carnival shares. It's that simple.
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Information last updated 2020-05-31.
Open1089.5pPrevious close1057.5p
Low1075.2729pChange %4.161%
Volume1111224GMT offset0
IndustryLeisureCurrency symbolp
CodeCCLCountry nameUK
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUK
NameCarnival Corporation & PlcISINGB0031215220
Currency codeGBXSectorConsumer Cyclical
Currency namePence sterlingFull-time employees150000

Carnival share price

Use our graph to track the performance of CCL stocks over time.

Why did Carnival shares drop?

Carnival shares dropped after passengers about the Diamond Princess cruise ship became infected with the coronavirus.

The ship was quarantined for nearly a month with the passengers on board. At least 712 out of the 3,711 passengers and crew were infected, and ten have died.

This precipitated the drop of the Carnival stock price, as further blows were dealt to wider industries - particularly the cruise, hotel and travel sectors. Royal Caribbean Cruises shares have also been badly hit.

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What does the industry say?

We spoke to Freetrade co-founder Viktor Nebehaj to see what he had to say about the wider context for the travel industry.

It’s hard to think of a single travel company that won’t be affected by the coronavirus. Some airlines are only operating a relatively small percentage of their regular flights. The fleets of some others are grounded entirely. Unless appeals for state aid are met, it’s possible some carriers will go under and almost all of them will endure a tough time. ”

Viktor Nebehaj, Freetrade

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Key people at Carnival

Carnival has more than 150,000 employees worldwide. Some of the key figures at Carnival are:

  • Christine Duffy, President
  • Terry Thornton, Vice President
  • Gus Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer

Carnival's main competitors

If you're interested in buying Carnival shares, check out these competitors who operate in a the travel, hotel and leisure industries.

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