Josh Weinstein has assumed the role of President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. He takes over from Arnold Donald who takes on a new position as Vice Chair and member of the Boards of Directors.
From August 1 onwards Josh Weinstein is the new CEO of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company.
A 20-year veteran of Carnival Corporation & plc, Weinstein has a long history of success in critical senior-level roles for the company. In his most recent assignment for the past two years as Carnival Corporation & plc’s Chief Operations Officer, Weinstein oversaw all major operational functions including global maritime, global ports and destinations, global sourcing, global IT and global auditing. During this time, he also oversaw Carnival UK, the operating company for P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard, which he previously managed directly for three years as president.
Prior to his role with Carnival UK, Weinstein was treasurer for Carnival Corporation & plc for 10 years from 2007 to 2017, overseeing the treasury, tax, insurance and financial planning & analysis functions over this time period. From 2002 to 2007, Weinstein served as an attorney in the corporate legal department.
Josh Weinstein is taking over from Arnold Donald as CEO of Carnival Corporation. Donald was named President and CEO for Carnival Corporation & plc in 2013. During his nine-year tenure as CEO, Donald led the company to record results, including achieving the company’s highest profits in its history.
Recently, Donald helped the company and its brands successfully navigate the global pandemic, well positioning the company for the future. The company expects each of its nine leading cruise line brand’s full fleets to operate guest cruises in 2022, following what has been an extended pause. He also helped reshape the company’s fleet profile with newer, more efficient and more environmentally advanced ships.
Talking about his new role Weinstein previously said he recognized what a privilege it is to become CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc.
“I am truly humbled to take up the role of CEO and am honored to lead such a talented team of over 100,000 ship and shoreside team members who do such an incredible job in delivering unforgettable, happy vacations to our guests, day in and day out,” Weinstein said. “I have benefitted tremendously from Arnold’s guidance and mentoring, and I would like to thank him, Micky Arison our Chairman and the entire Boards of Directors for their support. I look forward to building upon the company’s successes as we move forward.”
One of Weinsteins first priorities will be to complete the safe restart of the fleet and restore the company to health. The Carnival Corporation faces a mountain of debt (35 billion euros at the end of May).
Weinstein (48) is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York University School of Law. A native of New York, Weinstein and his wife have three children.