Carnival PLC Carnival appoints Ludlow as president Carnival UK & P&O
Carnival Corporation appoints Paul Ludlow as president Carnival UK and P&O
Cruises in leadership change
SOUTHAMPTON, England, May 30, 2023 -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:
CCL; NYSE: CUK) has announced the appointment of Paul Ludlow as Carnival UK
president in addition to his leadership role for P&O Cruises.
In his new consolidated position, Ludlow will assume all commercial and
operational responsibility for Carnival UK which includes P&O Cruises and
Cunard globally. New Cunard president Katie McAlister, who joins the company in
August, will report to Ludlow.
As part of this leadership change, Sture Myrmell will be leaving the business
after a long and illustrious career with the company.
Commenting on the changes, Carnival Corporation & plc president, CEO and chief
climate officer Josh Weinstein said: "Paul is a 21-year veteran of the company
with far-reaching experience across every commercial department and multiple
brands in our portfolio of world-class cruise lines. That deep expertise,
coupled with Paul's proven leadership and track record of outstanding results,
make him the clear choice to support our entire UK organization and to drive
our return to strong profitability."
Weinstein added: "I would also like to thank Sture for 30 years of dedicated
service. From his start in our company as an officer aboard Cunard, to becoming
President, P&O Cruises - Australia, to coming full circle and ultimately
leading Carnival UK including the venerable Cunard brand, Sture's dedication
and contributions to our company have been significant. We wish him well."
Carnival UK & P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: "There has never been a
more auspicious time for our two brands. P&O Cruises continues to deliver
outstanding success and is clearly at the forefront of contemporary, mainstream
"Aligned with global talent including Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger, as
well as credible, authentic partnerships such as the recent BAFTA Television
Awards sponsorship, the future of the brand could not be brighter.
"Next year will be a momentous one for Cunard with the arrival of our new ship
and our fourth Queen, Queen Anne, which will once again shine the spotlight on
this exceptional brand with its rich legacy. I am confident that the arrival
of Katie McAlister to lead the Cunard team will build on the demand for Cunard
voyages in the UK and across the world."
Ludlow's role is effective from June 1, 2023.
About P&O Cruises
P&O Cruises is Britain's favourite cruise line, welcoming guests to experience
holidays with a blend of discovery, choice, relaxation, and exceptional service
catered towards British tastes. Each of the seven ships has its own appeal from
family friendly or exclusively for adults. With over 200 destinations
worldwide, P&O Cruises itineraries are carefully curated to inspire discovery
and are varied to suit newcomers and experienced guests alike.
Arvia joined the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 as the second LNG-powered,
Excel-class ship embodying the newest trends in travel, dining, and
entertainment. Arvia offers a Caribbean/winter season of fly-cruise holidays
from homeport Barbados and Mediterranean holidays from Southampton during the
P&O Cruises works with the best of the best including Gary Barlow who is music
director of The 710 Club on Arvia and Iona and has delivered a number of unique
musical moments on board. Crafted to Gary's creative vision, The 710 Club
showcases an eclectic range of performances and offers an opportunity for
up-and-coming musicians to get their break. Gary also joins guests for
exclusive performances on Arvia and Iona holidays. Multi award-winning
performer Nicole Scherzinger will be the creative force behind contemporary and
breath-taking late night shows to be performed in SkyDome on board Iona and
Arvia and P&O Cruises Food Heroes include chefs Marco Pierre White, Jose
Pizarro, Shivi Ramoutar and Kjartan Skjelde who has created Norwegian
speciality dishes, as well as award-winning drinks expert Olly Smith.
Recent awards for P&O Cruises include:
British Travel Awards Winner 21/22 - Best Cruise Line for Family Holidays.
Cruise Critic Editors' Picks Awards Winner 2022 - Best for Families.
The company is part of Carnival Corporation & PLC (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
Cunard is a luxury British cruise line, renowned for creating unforgettable
experiences around the world. Cunard has been a leading operator of passenger
ships on the North Atlantic, since 1840, celebrating an incredible 183 years of
operation. A pioneer in transatlantic journeys for generations, Cunard is world
class. The Cunard experience is built on fine dining, hand-selected
entertainment, and outstanding service. From five-star restaurants and in-suite
dining to inspiring guest speakers, the library and film screenings, every
detail has been meticulously crafted to make the experience unforgettable.
Destinations include Europe, the Caribbean, the Far East, and Australia.
There are currently three Cunard ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth, and
Queen Victoria and a fourth ship, Queen Anne, will enter service in 2024. This
investment is part of the company's ambitious plans for the future of Cunard
globally and will be the first time since 1999 that Cunard will have four ships
in simultaneous service. Cunard is based at Carnival House in Southampton and
has been owned since 1998 by Carnival Corporation & plc. www.cunard.com (NYSE/
LSE: CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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