When you’re thinking of a cruise, how do you choose?
The answer is a lot of thinking.
George Piers, a British businessman who founded Carnival Cruise Lines in the 1950s, has made a name for himself as a wealthy philanthropist, giving generously to some of the world’s most important causes and charities.
Piers owns more than a dozen ships and has spent tens of millions of pounds over the years on cruise lines, including one that is currently on its way to Australia.
But his personal wealth is dwarfed by his reputation for generosity.
Carnival Cruise Lines is one of the few cruise lines to offer a free cruise every year to those who pledge to give $50 or more to the charity of their choice.
In 2016, Piers made the most generous donation ever to the American Red Cross, donating $1 million.
And in 2018, he donated $1.4 million to the National Wildlife Federation.
Piers said he decided to do that because he believes in giving back to those most in need.
“I wanted to give a little bit of myself,” he said.
“I am not just giving to the cruise line.
I am giving to a lot more organisations.”
Piers, who has been known to give his own money to charities, has always had a strong sense of philanthropy, and the passion for philanthropy that he has for his ships is reflected in his life.
He was raised in a farming family in South Yorkshire, but was educated at Oxford, where he became a Rhodes Scholar and a professor of geography at Oxford University.
Piesons family was based in the northern part of the country, where his father ran a small family farm and his mother worked in a small factory.
But his father also owned a business and he was a prominent businessman, which gave him access to the local business community.
His grandfather, the late William Piers Jr, was a wealthy landowner and businessman, and his father, William Sr, was also a wealthy farmer.
Persons grandfather was an industrialist and he had a large share of the land on which his family farm stood.
During the Second World War, the family fled to Australia to escape the war, and eventually settled in Tasmania.
At the time of his father’s death, he had already bought out his father and sold the farm.
That gave Piers a lot.
A young Piers said his father was proud of the farm, saying he was proud to have owned it.
The family owned a number of small farms, and he said that made him proud of his grandfather and his family.
“He had a great understanding of agriculture,” Piers Sr said.
So, when his grandfather died, Pikes father bought the land and began a new life on the island of Tasmania.
“My father and I have been very close ever since,” Pies Sr said, adding that he and his brother still live there.
For Piers family, it has meant the opportunity to give back.
When Piers first started making money, he would visit the local community centre and help out with local charities, which included the Salvation Army, a local branch of the Catholic Church and a local children’s home.
Since then, Piesons business has expanded.
More than $2 billion worth of cruise ships and cruise cruises were purchased worldwide between 2012 and 2018.
There were about 12,500 ships on the sea at the end of 2016, according to the World Cruise Cruise Cruises Association, which manages the cruise industry.
Piers family is not the only one to have benefited from Piers legacy.
Several cruise lines in the United States have benefited financially from his generosity.
The Piers Corporation owns the Carnival Princess, a luxury cruise ship owned by Carnival Cruise Line and operated by the International Fleet Group.
Portsmouth-based Carnival Cruises had more than 10,500 passengers in 2017, with revenue of more than $14 billion.
Another cruise line owned by the company, Carnival Cruising Cruises International, has more than 11,000 passengers, with a revenue of $8 billion.
The world’s largest cruise operator, Norwegian Cruise Line, was founded in 1912 by Piers and his two sons, Fred and Paul.
Fred Piers is now the company’s CEO.
Paul Piers owns an interest in the Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has donated nearly $100 million to charities.
Prisons legacy in the US has been bolstered by a partnership with the company he founded.
Both Carnival Cruisers and Carnival Cruise Lines International have been partners in the American National Standards Institute, which develops standards for cruise ships.
Cruises are required to be designed to reduce pollution, maintain environmental safety and maintain passenger comfort.
The American National Standard Institute was established to develop standards for the cruise ships industry.