Veteran communicator to lead
global communications for world's largest cruise line
MIAMI (March 5, 2018) — Carnival Cruise Line
announced today that Chris Chiames has been named to the newly created role of
vice president and chief communications officer (CCO) following a nationwide
search. Chiames is reporting directly to Carnival President Christine Duffy.
As CCO, Chiames serves as a key advisor to
Carnival's leadership team and is responsible for corporate reputation
management, internal and external communications, issues management, executive
communications and other communications that enhance the brand and reputation
of Carnival Cruise Line.
"Chris is a hands-on communications leader and strategist with more than 30
years of experience in travel and tourism," said Duffy. "With his vast
experience and fresh perspective, we expect Chris will set a new standard of
excellence for Carnival's global communications function."
Most recently, Chiames served as senior vice
president of corporate communications at Sabre Corporation and prior to that
was vice president of corporate affairs at Orbitz Worldwide. He previously held
government relations and communications positions for Airlines for America,
which represents major U.S. airlines, which led to more than 15 years of work
in the airline industry, including communications leadership positions for both
American Airlines and US Airways. Chiames began his career in Washington, DC as
press secretary to then-U.S. Congressman Tony Coelho (D-California).
"It's an exciting time to join the Carnival
team as the company brings fun to more than five million guests each year,"
said Chiames. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to create a world-class
communications function that supports the overall business as Carnival
continues to grow."
Chiames earned his undergraduate degree in
journalism from Fresno State University. He also holds a master of public
administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a master's degree in
journalism from the University of Maryland.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK),
is "The World's Most Popular Cruise Line®" with 25 ships
operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera,
Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New
Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Two 133,500-ton Vista class ships are
currently scheduled for delivery - Carnival Horizon in 2018 and Carnival
Panorama in 2019. Additionally, two new 180,000-ton ships are scheduled to
enter service in 2020 and 2022.