Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2023

16 maritime, ports and destinations, sourcing, IT and auditing operations for its nine cruise brands. During this time, Weinstein also played a critical role in planning both the company’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its successful restart after travel restrictions were eventually lifted. His performance led to his promotion to president and CEO of Carnival Corporation when his predecessor, Arnold Donald, retired in August 2022. “The corporation took a risk hiring me when I knew absolutely nothing about the industry and every transition has been a big one, but the leadership team has been patient and supportive throughout my career, guiding me to where I am today,” says Weinstein. “I’m very grateful for the support and I’m committed to using the knowledge, skills and experience I’ve developed to help drive our brands towards greater success in my role as president and CEO.” Now that he is at the helm of the corporation, Weinstein aims to provide similar motivation and guidance to the more than 160,000 shipboard and shoreside employees working for its nine cruise brands, including AIDA Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises (UK), P&O Cruises (Australia), Princess Cruises and Seabourn. “People are the power behind our brands,” he says. “We have over 90 amazing ships and we sail to some of the most impressive destinations around the world, but none of that would be possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees. This includes everyone from the crew members interacting with guests on our ships, to the engineers keeping the vessels running smoothly, the teams planning our itineraries and shore excursions, the experts managing our sustainability initiatives, those looking after administration, and the executive teams leading the brands.” One of Weinstein’s biggest priorities is to ensure that Carnival Corporation has an open, collaborative and inclusive working environment where people are given the tools, resources, knowledge, training and support they need to grow and thrive. “We want to offer every employee a realistic route for career progression, Cruising is an ideal holiday option for families who can spend time enjoying activities and making memories together KEYNOTE “ The goal of Carnival Corporation is to make guests happy, and every employee plays a pivotal part in making that happen”