MIAMI, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Company & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise firm, right now declared John Padgett as president of Princess Cruises, successful right away.

Serving as president of just one of Carnival Corporation’s most iconic cruise line manufacturers, Padgett will oversee all overall performance and operational capabilities of Princess Cruises and its international fleet of 14 ships sailing cruise friends to just about 400 locations all over the environment every year. He will report specifically to Jan Swartz, team president of Holland The usa Team, which consists of the company’s Princess Cruises, Holland The usa Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia models. 

Given that July 2014, Padgett has served as main encounter and innovation officer for Carnival Company, dependable for guest working experience innovation, advancement, development and functions integration. In this job, he assisted rework the approach to generating differentiated guest ordeals based on own interactions and personalized to the pursuits and choices of particular person visitors, further boosting just one of the world’s most well known holidays. Headlining the 2017 CES show with Princess Cruises’ innovation and producing an extensive patent portfolio, Padgett and his innovation group also produced unique Tv set and digital written content programming highlighting the incredible experiences friends get pleasure from while on a cruise family vacation for about 900 million viewers all over the world, expanding recognition and desire-generation for cruising. In his new position, Padgett will also keep management of the corporation’s innovation unit.

Exclusively for the Princess Cruises brand, Padgett has been a important player in the growth and implementation of the Princess MedallionClass® experience providing a additional customized, simplified and connected onboard experience for all company and crew that is now obtainable on the full Princess fleet. This features the generation and advancement of the award-successful Medallion® wearable gadget and the enabling OCEAN® system that improves and personalizes the over-all cruise practical experience ranging from entire world-class dining and beverages, amusement and spas to on-shore excursions, items and lodge visitor services. Through the fleet transformation, Padgett turned related with 1000’s of Princess attendees, travel brokers and destination partners spanning the planet.

“John is the mastermind guiding our state-of-the-artwork OCEAN system and was a important participant in our fleet transformation, working intently with Princess staff members in nearly each and every place of our operation to empower the MedallionClass experience for all our attendees,” mentioned Swartz. “John’s vision, push and general performance, blended with his determination to giving the ideal visitor expertise in the industry, have aided placement Princess for achievements perfectly into the potential. We warmly welcome John to the position and look forward to his stewardship as we navigate this rapidly-changing, dynamic natural environment.”

Carnival Corporation’s cruise brand portfolio, world fleets, destinations and most importantly committed shipboard and shoreside teams have offered an unmatched system to generate guest-centered innovation,” said Padgett. “The prospect to lead the iconic Princess brand name and to assist get the cruise content — together with hotel, foods and beverage, leisure, items and place activities — to new stages is an complete honor.”

Prior to turning into chief experience and innovation officer for Carnival Corporation, Padgett labored for 18 many years with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts where he spearheaded the creation, advancement and implementation of guest engagement innovations that incorporate the MagicBand, FastPass+ and Disney’s Magical Convey, amid other folks.

Padgett earned a master’s degree in business enterprise administration and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and holds over two dozen patents and various innovation awards.

About Carnival Corporation & plc 
Carnival Company & plc is a single of the world’s most significant leisure travel businesses with a portfolio of nine of the world’s top cruise traces sailing to all 7 continents. With functions in North The united states, Australia, Europe and Asia, its portfolio functions Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (British isles) and Cunard.

Additional info can be discovered on www.carnivalcorp.com,www.carnival.com,www.princess.com, www.hollandamerica.com, www.seabourn.com,www.pocruises.com.au,www.costacruise.com, www.aida.de, www.pocruises.com and www.cunard.com.

 

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