Carnival Corp. has settled with the Alaska Department of
Environmental Conservation over allegations that Carnival Cruise Line violated
Alaska's standards that regulate visible air pollution from marine vessels.
Carnival said the settlement was reached Aug. 6, 2016, and
resulted in a payment "not material to our consolidated financial
The disclosure was made in Carnival's 2016 annual report
filed with securities regulators.
Carnival said Alaska in 2015 issued notices of violation to
all major cruise lines operating in Alaska, including its Princess Cruises and
Holland America Line brands, the two biggest lines in the market.
Carnival said it is cooperating with Alaska and "conducting
its own internal investigation into these matters."