News Release

Carnival Cruise Line Announces 2016 Executive Partner Advisory Board

Enhanced ‘Executive Forum' Features New Name and Additional Partners


            MIAMI (August 1, 2016) – Carnival Cruise Line has announced members of its 2016 Executive Partner Advisory Board. Comprised of 13 leading travel executives from a range of different cruise-selling business models, the board provides feedback and shares input on various trade initiatives with the line's senior sales leadership team.

The Executive Partner Advisory Board was previously known as Carnival's Executive Forum. The title change better reflects the significant role the group plays in partnering with Carnival on important trade matters. Additionally, the group has been expanded with four new members added to the advisory board for 2016. 

            "We rely on the valuable feedback these leaders provide us and wanted to create a new name that better reflects the ongoing and impactful nature of their advisory role," said Carnival's Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing Adolfo Perez. "This year, we are also welcoming four new members to the board to ensure the feedback we receive represents an even richer diversity of agency model types."

            New members of the 2016 Executive Partner Advisory Board are:

  • Matthew Eichhorst, Head of Global Cruise - Expedia Inc./ President, Expedia CruiseShipCenters

  • Sarah Henshall, Sr. Vice President, Travel & Branch Operations - AAA Carolinas

  • Nicole Mazza, Chief Marketing Officer - TRAVELSAVERS NEST

  • Rick Zimmerman, President & CEO - KHM Travel


Returning members of the board are:

  • Brad Anderson, Co-President - Avoya Travel

  • David Crooks, Sr. Vice President, Product & Operations - World Travel Holdings

  • Michelle Fee, CEO - Cruise Planners

  • Jackie Friedman, President - Nexion

  • Anthony Hamawy, President & COO -

  • Emerson Hankamer, President - Vacations To Go

  • Koreen McNutt, Sr. Director, Global Cruise - Expedia Inc.

  • Marcia Rowley, Co-Founder & CMO - International Cruise & Excursions Inc. (ICE)

  • Don Walker, Owner - WMPH Vacations




Carnival's Executive Partner Advisory Board meets annually with the line's sales management team as well as members of the company's senior leadership. They also provide ongoing feedback throughout the year on decisions impacting trade programs and strategies. Existing and new members were selected by Carnival's sales leadership team.



About Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival, a unit 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, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  The company newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon, is currently under construction and is set to debut in 2018.