Longtime Carnival Executive Howard Frank Named Chairman Of Costa Crociere S.p.A
MIAMI, Jan. 28, 2014
-- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE:
CUK) today announced Howard Frank has been named Chairman of Costa
Crociere S.p.A, the largest Italian travel group and a major force in
cruising throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
In this role, Frank will support Michael Thamm, CEO of Costa Crociere S.p.A.
Last November, after 25 years with Carnival Corporation which included
serving as Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman since 1998, Frank
stepped down to serve as special advisor to the CEO and to the Chairman
of Carnival Corporation.
Frank currently serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest
cruise industry trade organization.
Costa Crociere (www.costacruises.com
which operates Costa Cruises, AIDA and Iberocruceros brands, is
Europe's number one cruise company and the only Italian-flagged cruise
line. For 65 years, the ships of Costa Cruises have plied the seas of
the world, offering the best in Italian style, hospitality and cuisine
and providing dream holidays with the utmost in terms of fun and
relaxation. Its fleet, the largest in Europe, has a total of 14 ships
in service, flying the Italian flag, and one new ship to be delivered in
October 2014. All the ships in the Costa fleet have been assigned
RINA's Green Star notation certifying that they are operated in
compliance with the highest environmental protection standards.
Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the
world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe,
Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America
Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard,
Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises (Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).
Together, these brands operate 101 ships totaling 208,000 lower berths
with eight new ships scheduled to be delivered between May 2014 and June
2016. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America
Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the
Canadian Yukon. 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.
Source: Carnival Corp