Washington, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 26, 2001

                              CARNIVAL CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Republic of Panama                   1-9610             59-1562976
(State or other jurisdiction         (Commission        ( I.R.S. Employer
 of incorporation)                   File Number)       Identification No.)

3655 N.W. 87th Avenue, Miami, Florida                33178-2428
(Address of principal executive offices)             (zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (305) 599-2600


ITEM 5.           OTHER EVENTS

                  On October 26, 2001, the registrant completed the sale of
additional 20-year zero-coupon convertible notes in a private offering, which
resulted in gross proceeds to the registrant of $100 million. The sale resulted
from the placement agent's exercise of the over-allotment option granted by the
registrant in the private offering that closed on October 24, 2001. In total,
the private offering of 20-year zero-coupon convertible notes resulted in $500
million of gross proceeds to the registrant.

                  The securities offered have not been registered under the
Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of
the Securities Act.



                  Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date:  October 29, 2001

                                   CARNIVAL CORPORATION

                                   By:  /s/ Gerald R. Cahill
                                        Name:  Gerald R. Cahill
                                        Title: Senior Vice President-Finance and
                                               Chief Financial and Accounting