Padgett appointed president of Princess Cruises

Carnival Corporation has introduced John Padgett will step into the function of president with Princess Cruises, efficient instantly.

He will oversee all efficiency and operational capabilities of the road and its international fleet of 14 ships crusing cruise friends to almost 400 locations around the globe yearly.

He will report on to Jan Swartz, group president of Holland America Group, which incorporates the Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia manufacturers.

Swartz herself has served as president of Princess Cruises since 2013.

Since July 2014, Padgett has served as chief expertise and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation, answerable for visitor expertise innovation, growth, creation and operations integration.

In this function, he helped rework the strategy to creating differentiated visitor experiences based mostly on private interactions and tailor-made to the pursuits and preferences of particular person friends.

“John is the mastermind behind our state-of-the-art Ocean platform and was a key player in our fleet transformation, working closely with Princess team members in virtually every area of our operation to enable the MedallionClass experience for all our guests,” mentioned Swartz.

Prior to turning into chief expertise and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation, Padgett labored for 18 years with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts the place he spearheaded the invention, growth and implementation of visitor engagement improvements.

“Carnival Corporation’s cruise brand portfolio, global fleets, destinations and most importantly dedicated shipboard and shoreside teams have provided an unmatched platform to drive guest-focused innovation,” mentioned Padgett.

“The opportunity to lead the iconic Princess brand and to help take the cruise content – including hotel, food and beverage, entertainment, merchandise and destination experiences – to new levels is an absolute honour.”

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