Cruise Industry Veteran Arkinstall Appointed Senior Vice President - Maritime Affairs At Carnival Corp. & plc
MIAMI, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charles Arkinstall, a 21-year veteran of P&O Princess Cruises, has been named senior vice president of maritime affairs for Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL;LSE) (NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise operator.
In this capacity, Arkinstall will head up the newly created corporate maritime affairs department, responsible for establishing and promoting fleetwide safety, health and security policies for Carnival Corporation & plc's 13 global cruise brands. He will also work closely with the company's environmental compliance division in developing corporate-wide environmental policies.
Arkinstall will also serve as Carnival Corporation & plc's representative for various cruise industry organizations and act as a liaison with the company's brands regarding new regulations and developments related to safety, health and security.
Arkinstall will be based in Southampton, England, and report directly to Carnival Corporation & plc's Vice Chairman Howard Frank.
"Charles is an excellent choice to oversee our new maritime affairs division. He possesses wide-ranging expertise in many aspects of the cruise industry and will be a tremendous asset in this new position," Frank said.
Previously, Arkinstall had overall responsibility for P&O Princess Cruises' multi-billion-dollar newbuilding program, a position he held since 1982. In addition to overseeing the design and construction of P&O Princess Cruises' newbuilds, Arkinstall was responsible for establishing and maintaining fleetwide safety, health, environmental and security policies and standards, as well as technical operations.
A naval architect with more than 40 years of shipping and shipbuilding experience, Arkinstall earned his degree in naval architecture from England's University of Newcastle.
Arkinstall is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects in London, and a member of the general committee of Lloyds Register and the British Advisory Committee of the Registro Italiano Navale, an Italian ship classification society.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise vacation group in the world, with a portfolio of 13 cruise brands in North America, Europe and Australia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Costa Cruises, P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Windstar Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, Ocean Village, Swan Hellenic, AIDA, A'ROSA and P&O Cruises Australia.
Together, these brands operate 70 ships totaling more than 110,800 lower berths, with 13 new ships scheduled for delivery between now and mid-2006. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates three riverboats on Europe's Danube River and the leading tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon, Holland America Tours and Princess Tours. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.
Additional information can be obtained via Carnival Corporation & plc's Web sites at www.carnivalcorp.com and www.carnivalplc.com.
SOURCE Carnival Corporation & plc
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