|Holland America Line Appoints Margaret Durante to Vice President, Human Resources|
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 12, 2016 — Holland America Line has appointed Margaret Durante to the position of vice president, human resources. In this newly created role she will lead the company’s human resources department in enhancing the employee experience. She also will have responsibilities for other Carnival Corporation and plc brands, including Seabourn, Princess Cruises and P&O Australia.
Durante, who is based in Seattle, Washington, at the Holland America Line headquarters, will report to Elana Siegel, senior vice president, human resources.
“Having worked more than 20 years in the field with a strong focus on leading through change, Margaret brings a wealth of expertise to our human resources team,” said Siegel. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to Holland America Line and put her vast amount of knowledge to use throughout the organization.”
Most recently Durante was the global head of human resources, health and benefits, at Mercer – a consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investment. While with the group, she held strategic positions based in Los Angeles, California; Singapore, New York and Seattle.
Durante holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York and completed the Leadership Development Program from the prestigious Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).
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About Holland America Line [a division of Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL and CUK)]
Holland America Line’s fleet of 13 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways to 115-day itineraries, the company’s cruises visit all seven continents with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms Koningsdam, on order for delivery in April 2016, as well as a second Pinnacle Class ship due for delivery in November 2018.
The company recently announced $300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position at the leader in premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge on board at the Culinary Arts Center, presented by Food & Wine magazine; Explorations Café, powered by The New York Times; and Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard and B.B. King’s Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's esteemed Culinary Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes exclusively for our guests.