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Carnival Corporation Names Antorcha to Lead Holland America Line; Palomba as COO for Carnival Cruise Line

MIAMI, July nine, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK) today introduced two critical...

MIAMI, July nine, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK) today introduced two critical moves inside its world-wide management crew as component of the company’s broader attempts to enhance operations and most effective put together the corporation for the eventual resumption of cruising.

Gus Antorcha, presently chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line, has been named president of Holland America Line, powerful right away. Antorcha will report straight to Stein Kruse, team CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival British isles.

Neil Palomba, presently president of the company’s Italy-primarily based Costa Cruises, has been named executive vice president and chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line, powerful right away, reporting straight to Christine Duffy, president of the model. Through Palomba’s transition, the Costa Cruises management crew will keep on to report to Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Group and Carnival Asia.

“As component of our ongoing attempts to keep on improving our world-wide operations, these moves plainly display the depth and power of our management crew,” claimed Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “We are using this pause in visitor operations to assess each factor of our business, which includes our management constructions, and make adjustments where by proper to improve our business. Gus and Neil are both verified and strategic leaders inside our corporation, and we are looking ahead to their contributions and results in these new roles as we situation our corporation and our brand names for a shiny future.”

Antorcha will direct just one of Carnival Corporation’s most storied brand names, Holland America Line, an award-successful, quality cruise line known for immersive, authentic ordeals onboard and shoreside. In this job, he will guideline Holland America Line’s return to cruise operations and designs for future growth, which includes sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary scheduling, community relations, visitor services operations and strategic scheduling.

As an industry veteran with about 9 many years of provider at Carnival Cruise Line, Antorcha held numerous essential management roles supporting the brand’s continued growth and popularity among cruisers. Prior to turning into chief operations officer, Antorcha served as Carnival Cruise Line’s executive vice president, visitor services, dependable for onboard operations, and senior vice president, visitor commerce. He formerly served as a lover and handling director for Boston Consulting Group.

Palomba assumes the job of chief operations officer for Carnival Corporation’s namesake and largest model, Carnival Cruise Line. In this job, his obligations include oversight of all lodge operations, visitor services, visitor commerce and visitor treatment.

Since February 2015, Palomba has led Costa Cruises, with accountability for handling all elements of the model, which includes system, item structure, visitor treatment, sales, marketing, revenue management and fleet deployment, amongst other folks. Underneath his management, Costa Cruises launched its “Italy’s Finest” model positioning, debuted a range of visitor and onboard working experience innovations, and introduced Costa Smeralda, the brand’s initial cruise ship run by liquefied organic gasoline (LNG).  

Prior to turning into president of Costa Cruises, Palomba served as the brand’s senior vice president, lodge operations and visitor working experience starting in January 2014. Beforehand, he held many management positions in the cruise industry, operating up to company functioning officer for a world-wide cruise line, pursuing many onshore and onboard roles, which includes positions in the lodge and deck departments on board a cruise ship and rising to serve as a next officer.

About Carnival Corporation & plc
Carnival Corporation & plc is just one of the world’s largest leisure travel providers with a portfolio of 9 of the world’s top cruise strains. With operations in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio characteristics Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (British isles) and Cunard.

Further details can be identified on www.carnival.com, www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com, www.pocruises.com.au, www.costacruise.com, www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com.

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