MIAMI, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the
world's largest cruise company, today announced Stein Kruse has been named to a new role as
senior advisor to the chairman and CEO.
"Stein's knowledge and experience have been invaluable to the
corporation during the course of his career," said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival
Corporation & plc. "This new role provides us an opportunity to
further leverage his expertise and skills, providing widespread
benefits to the company."
Kruse previously served as group CEO of Holland America Group
and Carnival UK.
In 2013, Kruse was named CEO of Holland America Group,
responsible for Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn
and Holland America Princess Alaska Tours.
He served as president and CEO of Holland America Line from
Kruse joined Holland America Line in 1999 as senior vice
president, fleet operations, with overall responsibility for all
Holland America Line's operations.
He previously served as senior vice president and chief
financial officer at "K" Line
America. He also oversaw financial activities in seven U.S.
subsidiary companies for the global Japanese shipping company and
served on the company's board of directors.
Prior to joining "K" Line
America, Kruse held several executive positions in the
cruise industry, including executive vice president and chief
operating officer for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and president
and CEO of Seven Seas Cruise Line.
Kruse is a former vice chairman of Cruise Lines International
Association (CLIA) and presently serves as a director on the board
of the United States Coast Guard Foundation and the board of
governors of the World Trade Center Seattle.
A native of Oslo, Norway, Kruse
holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue
University and is a graduate of Harvard
Business School's Advanced Management Program.
About Carnival Corporation & plc
Corporation & plc is one of the world's largest leisure
travel companies with a portfolio of nine of the world's leading
cruise lines. With operations in North
America, Australia, Europe
and Asia, its portfolio features
Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America
Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises,
P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.
Additional information can be found 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.
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc