Cruise giant Carnival has appointed Paul Ludlow as president of its Carnival UK arm, succeeding Sture Myrmell who is leaving the company.
Mr Ludlow currently heads up P&O Cruises, which is owns by Carnival. His new role will see him leading P&O Cruises and Cunard, both of which come under the Carnival UK banner.
Carnival Corporation 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 organisation and to drive our return to strong profitability.”
“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.”
Mr 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 holidays.”