Christopher ‘The Flying Scotsman' Williams
and Katie Romitz to Lead Ship's Entertainment Team with Unparalleled Fun and
MIAMI (March 8, 2019) – Continuing to build
excitement around next month's debut of the totally transformed Carnival
Sunrise, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that Christopher
Williams will serve as cruise director and Katie Romitz as entertainment
director for the ship's inaugural season when it launches in April following an
extensive dry dock.
Previously sailing as Carnival Triumph, the
ship is currently undergoing a $200 million bow-to-stern transformation in
Cadiz, Spain, and will re-emerge as Carnival Sunrise featuring all of the
line's popular, branded food, beverage and entertainment experiences.
Williams and Romitz will lead Carnival
Sunrise's vast array of entertainment offerings from legendary deck parties and
hilarious shows at Punchliner Comedy Club to trivia games and audience
favorites such as Hasbro, The Game Show; CLUE: The Murder Mystery; and, of
course, the award-winning Playlist Productions shows.
An eight-year Carnival veteran, Williams, a
native of Scotland – and best known as the "Flying Scotsman" – joined the
company as a singer and Playlist Productions performer before being named
cruise director, serving in this capacity on the line's newest and largest
ships. Known for his gregarious personality and easy banter with guests,
Williams' role as cruise director is to create a fun, engaging and welcoming
environment while helping guests create lifelong vacation memories.
Romitz, who hails from Ontario, Canada,
joined Carnival in 2013 as an entertainment host and was named media manager
two years after where she focused on shipboard marketing channels such as
FunTimes and the HUB App. Combining her love for travel, passion for cruising
and keen attention to detail, Romitz was named entertainment director last
year. She will oversee all of the ship's entertainment options and will put her
skills and enthusiasm into planning, organizing and scheduling the hundreds of
activity and entertainment choices each week.
"Chris and Katie are the absolute perfect
duo to introduce Carnival Sunrise," said Chris Nelson, vice president of
entertainment for Carnival Cruise Line. "Their energy and passion will help
guests create wonderful vacation memories."
Carnival Sunrise debuts April 29, 2019, with
a seven-day Caribbean cruise from Norfolk, Va., followed by a series of
five-and six-day Bahamas voyages from that port. The ship will then reposition
to New York for a summer schedule of four- to 14-day departures commencing May
23, 2019, including sailings to Bermuda, New England and Canada. Beginning Oct.
28, 2019, Carnival Sunrise will shift to Fort Lauderdale to operate a winter
schedule of cruises to the Caribbean, Cuba and Bahamas.
Carnival Sunrise will offer an array of
popular culinary, beverage and entertainment offerings including guest
favorites Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que
Smokehouse, The Chef's Table, Cucina del Capitano, RedFrog Pub; as well as totally
redesigned staterooms, including two luxurious Captain Suites adjacent to the
bridge; an expanded WaterWorks aqua park; and Cloud 9 Spa, among other features.
For reservations, contact any travel agent or call 1-800-CARNIVAL.
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Carnival Cruise Line,
part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The
World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 26 ships operating three- to
24-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii,
Canada, New England, Bermuda, Cuba, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific
Islands and Southeast Asia. The line currently has three new ships
scheduled for delivery – Carnival Panorama™ set to debut in 2019, Mardi Gras
in 2020 and an as-yet-unnamed ship in 2022.