Carnival Corporation, today announced that Christine Duffy has been named president of Carnival Cruise Line, which is the corporations largest cruise brand with a total of 24 ships.
Duffy, currently president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will assume the role on February 1, and she will be reporting to Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.
“Christine is one of the most respected and dynamic leaders in the travel industry, she brings a wealth of experience to Carnival Cruise Line that will help the cruise line continue to deliver unmatched vacation experiences to millions of guests each year,” Mr Donald said.
Duffy has more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry and started her career as a travel agent in Philadelphia at McGettigan Partners.
As CEO of CLIA, the leading trade association of the cruise industry, she led many advancements including the globalization of cruise industry associations around the world to create a unified voice promoting cruising to key stakeholders.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to be part of a dynamic organization with a long history of innovation and industry firsts, the name Carnival is truly synonymous with cruising and I look forward to joining this talented team to continue the tradition of excellence that has made Carnival Cruise Line one of the top cruise lines in the world,” Ms Duffy said.
Duffy serves on various travel industry boards including U.S. Travel Association (USTA), the advisory board for Starwood Hotels, and the Board of Directors for Visit Florida.
She also is a member of The Committee of 200, an organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders that supports, celebrates and advances women’s leadership in business.