Carnival Makes the Switch to Cage Free


The world is developing an increasingly animal friendly conscience, with consumers starting to shy away from unethical produce in favour of healthier, more humane options. Carnival Corp is one of the first cruise lines to get on-board the cruelty free revolution, announcing that it will be introducing cage-free eggs on all of its ships.

By 2025, Carival asserts that all of its kitchens will be 100% free from unethically farmed eggs. With Carnival Corp operating no less than 10 cruise lines, passengers can expect to see cage free eggs on Carnival Cruise Line, Princess, Seabourn, Holland America, Costa, P&O and more. The wonderful commitment to a cruelty free kitchen is all thanks to a partnership between the leading cruise operator and the Humane Society of the United States.

“Carnival Corp. and our brands recognize animal welfare is an important issue for our guests, and addressing it is part of our ongoing commitment to how we operate,” said Roger Frizzell, Carnival Corp. Chief Communications Officer. “We have been working with our suppliers in this area, and look forward to continuing our efforts as we work towards our goal of 100 percent cage-free eggs.”


Following in the footsteps of other big name brands

While Carnival is one of the first cruise lines to make the switch to cage-free eggs, it’s following in the footsteps of other high profile entities. Back in 2012 Burger King made history as the first major fast-food chain to embrace ethical eggs and pork, while McDonald’s confirmed its cage-free commitment in September. Taco Bell is another fast food chain on-board, maintaining that all its locations will be chicken friendly by 2017.

Healthy food, happy hens!



One thing’s for sure – the introduction of cage-free eggs is guaranteed to make Carnival Corp breakfasts even tastier than ever. Carnival Cruise Line’s “Green Eggs and Ham” breakfast will definitely be featuring the newly sourced cruelty free eggs, with children embarking on an adventure into the deliciously whimsical world of Dr. Seuss.

It’s fantastic to see influential cruise entities such as Carnival Corp leading the way in ethically sourced ingredients. Not only do they offer passengers animal friendly meal options, but they also set a fine example for other cruise lines to follow suit.

Matthew Prescott, senior food policy director for HSUS, said, “Carnival Corporation is the world’s largest cruise company and has shown real leadership on animal welfare over the years. We welcome the company’s commitment to source 100 percent cage-free eggs.”

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Claire has worked in the travel industry since leaving college in 1994. One of this blog's most regular contributors, Claire covers cruise news and industry trends.

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