Stein Kruse To Become CEO Of The Holland America Group
MIAMI, Nov. 4, 2013 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK)
today announced that effective December 1, 2013, Stein Kruse, currently
president and CEO of Holland America Line, is being appointed CEO of the
Holland America Group, adding Princess Cruises and Holland America Princess
Alaska land operations to his current responsibilities of Holland America Line
Kruse will report to Carnival Corporation & plc President and CEO Arnold
"This is an exciting expanded opportunity for Stein and the experience and
track record of effective leadership he brings to it bodes well for our
future," said Donald.
In his expanded role, effective December 1, Kruse also will replace Micky
Arison as chairman of the board of MANCO, the UK-based entity which oversees
operations of Carnival Australia including P&O Cruises, the number one cruise
line in the Australian market.
The newly created Holland America Group operates 41 cruise ships with over
36,000 employees worldwide who annually deliver 25 million passenger cruise
Kruse joined Holland America Line in Seattle in 1999 as senior vice president,
fleet operations with overall responsibility for operations and newbuilding. In
2003, he was named president and chief operating officer, and on December 1,
2004, chief executive officer. In January 2011, he was named chairman of
Seabourn and the corporate headquarters transitioned from Miami to Seattle.
Under Stein's leadership, Holland America Line and Seabourn have prospered. He
implemented the HAL Signature of Excellence quality and service enhancement
initiative and created a health, environmental, safety and security program. As
well, Stein has broadened Holland America Line's philanthropic efforts and
encouraged employees to serve on nonprofit boards.
Before he joined Holland America Line, Stein was senior vice president and
chief financial officer of the North American operations for global Japanese
shipping company "K" Line, where he also oversaw financial activities in seven
U.S. subsidiary companies and served on the company's board of directors. Prior
to that, Kruse was executive vice president and chief operating officer for
Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and president and chief executive officer for
Seven Seas Cruise Line.
Kruse currently serves on the boards of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation, World
Trade Center Seattle, Saltchuk Resources, Inc., and the University of
Washington Foster School of Business Dean's Advisory Board.
A native of Oslo, Norway, he holds a bachelor of science degree from Purdue
University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management
Program. Stein, his wife and two children reside in Bellevue, Wash.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world with a
portfolio of cruise brands in North America, 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
Together, these brands operate over 100 ships totaling more than 200,000 lower
berths. Carnival Corporation and plc also operates Holland America Princess
Alaska Tours, the leading tour company 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&P 500 and the FTSE 100
CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT, US, Carnival Corporation & plc, Roger Frizzell, 1 305
599 2600, ext. 67862, or INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT, US/UK, Carnival
Corporation & plc, Beth Roberts, 1 305 406 4832
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