Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company
in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America,
Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland
America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises,
Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises
Leadership change for Carnival UK
Josh Weinstein, corporate treasurer of parent company Carnival
Corporation & plc, will become president of Carnival UK following
the planned departure of current CEO David Noyes in July after six
years in the business.
Weinstein will be responsible for overseeing both P&O Cruises and
He will report to Stein Kruse, currently CEO of the Holland America
Group, who is promoted to group CEO of Holland America Group and
Noyes will remain in his role until July 18 to ensure a smooth
transition. The Southampton-based Carnival UK executive team will then
report to Weinstein, following his move to the UK in April. Carnival UK
chairman David Dingle will continue in his role.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York
University School of Law, Weinstein, 43, joined Carnival Corporation 15
years ago as an attorney in the corporate legal department before
assuming the role of corporate treasurer.
Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald said: "Some time ago, David
Noyes advised me that he wished to step down as CEO Carnival UK during
2017 to spend more time with his family.
"David has excelled in his time as CEO of Carnival UK and has planned a
smooth and effective transition.
"We greatly appreciate his leadership, his team spirit and the many
important contributions he has made to our success."
Donald added: "In his current role, Josh Weinstein has been a strong
contributor to the company's successful results.
"I am confident he will do a great job in his new role and continue to
build on our strong legacy of success in the UK. "
Donald continued: "Stein Kruse has done an exemplary job in leading the
Holland America Group.
"The two groups will continue to be managed separately as they are
today but will benefit from more closely aligned collaboration."
Noyes said: "I will be leaving Carnival UK as a thriving, profitable
and market leading business. I know that with Josh at the helm, the
company will continue to go from strength to strength as the UK cruise
sector maintains its exceptional levels of growth."
March 27, 2017
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Carnival Corporation to Build Three New
LNG-Powered Cruise Ships with Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku
World's largest leisure travel company signs new agreement with leading
German and Finnish shipbuilders to deliver two new cruise ships for
Carnival Cruise Line and one new cruise ship for P&O Cruises UK
Carnival Corporation to optimize order book across more brands
New ships will feature the company's exclusive "green cruising" design
as part of the first generation of cruise ships to be powered at sea by
Liquefied Natural Gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel
MIAMI, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc
(NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company,
today signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish
shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver three additional
next-generation cruise ships that will be fully powered by Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG), the cleanest burning fossil fuel in the world. The
shipbuilding agreements are subject to several conditions, including
Carnival Corporation said two of the new LNG-powered ships are
designated for the world's most popular cruise brand, Carnival Cruise
Line, and will be built by Meyer Turku at its shipyard in Turku,
Finland, with delivery dates expected in 2020 and 2022. The new ship
for P&O Cruises UK will be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in
Papenburg, Germany, with an expected delivery date in 2020. In
conjunction with the order, the delivery dates for the new builds for
Germany-based AIDA Cruises and Italy-based Costa Cruises for 2020 will
shift to 2021 to allow the company to more effectively allocate
measured capacity growth across its 10 global cruise brands in more
markets throughout the world.
In total, the company now has agreements in place to build seven
LNG-powered cruise ships across four of its 10 global cruise brands in
coming years. As previously announced, the first of these ships is
expected to be in service for AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises in 2019.
Based on Carnival Corporation's next-generation "green cruising" ship
design, these new vessels will be part of the first generation of
cruise ships to be fully powered by LNG, which is an industry first and
an environmental breakthrough that will produce the most efficient
ships in the company's history. Pioneering a new era in the use of
alternative fuels that reduce air emissions, these new ships will use
LNG to generate 100 percent of the ship's power both in port and on the
open sea – an innovation that will significantly reduce exhaust
emissions to help protect the environment and support the company's
aggressive sustainability goals.
"We are proud to be at the forefront of introducing LNG-powered ships
to the cruise industry, working with our partners to achieve
shipbuilding breakthroughs like this that will help us produce the most
efficient and sustainable ships we have ever built," said Arnold
Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. "This is also an
important step in our fleet enhancement plan that enables us to execute
on our long-term strategy of measured capacity growth over time, while
delivering innovative new ships that further elevate our already great
guest experience. Every time we launch a new ship, we have a new
opportunity to create excitement and show consumers why cruising is a
great vacation at an exceptional value, especially for those who
typically consider land-based vacations."
As part of its fleet enhancement plan, Carnival Corporation has already
taken delivery of three new ships in 2016 for its AIDA Cruises,
Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line brands, and plans to
launch the all-new Seabourn Encore in December 2016. Including Seabourn
Encore and the three new ships announced today for Carnival Cruise Line
and P&O Cruises UK, Carnival Corporation has a total of 18 new
ships scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2022.
Bernard Meyer, managing partner of Meyer Werft, with roots dating back
to its founding in Germany in 1795, said: "We are excited to welcome
P&O Cruises back to Meyer Werft in Germany and Carnival Cruise Line
back to Meyer Turku in Finland. These new ships will be built in our
most modern and environmentally friendly facilities, and we are very
proud to design, build and deliver these ships that provide
breakthroughs in innovation and for the environment."
About Carnival Corporation
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest leisure travel company in
the world, with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America,
Europe, Australia and Asia comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom,
Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa
Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).
Together, these brands operate 101 ships visiting over 700 ports around
the world and totaling 225,000 lower berths with 18 new ships scheduled
to be delivered between 2016 and 2022. Carnival Corporation & plc
also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour
companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York
and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only
group in the world to be included in both the S&P500 and the FTSE
Additional information can be found on www.carnival.com,
www.hollandamerica.com, www.princess.com, www.seabourn.com,
www.aida.de, www.costacruise.com, www.cunard.com, www.pocruises.com.au,
www.pocruises.com and www.fathom.org.
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc
CONTACT: Roger Frizzell, Carnival Corporation, RFrizzell@Carnival.com,
(305) 406-7862; Mike Flanagan, LDWWgroup, Mike@ldwwgroup.com, (727)
452-4538; Investor Relations: Beth Roberts, Carnival Corporation,
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