Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our success depends, in large part, on the skills and contributions of our team members, and on our ability to recruit, develop and retain high quality, diverse team members. A team of highly motivated and engaged team members is key to providing extraordinary cruise vacations tailored to each brand’s unique guest base.

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Shipboard & Shoreside Gender Distribution

We strive to make Carnival Corporation & plc a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace.

To facilitate the recruitment, development and retention of our valuable team members, we strive to make Carnival Corporation & plc a diverse, inclusive and safe workplace, with opportunities for our team members to grow and develop in their careers. We also believe in building trust- based relationships and listening to and acting upon our team members’ perspectives and ideas and using employee feedback tools to monitor and improve our progress in this area. We are a diverse organization and value and support our talented and diverse employee base. We are committed to employing people from around the world and hiring individuals based on the quality of their experience, skills, education and character without regard for their identification with any group or classification.

Our shipboard and shoreside employees are sourced from approximately 150 countries. In connection with our resumption of guest cruise operations in 2022, we increased the number of employees on board our ships from the reduced levels during 2021 and 2020. In 2022, we had an average of 75,000 employees on board our ships, excluding employees on leave. Our shoreside operations had an annual average of 10,000 full time and 2,000 part time/ seasonal employees.

In addition to support the resumption of guest cruise operations in 2022, we hired over 3,000 full time employees shoreside. We also evolved the way we work by shifting to a flexible approach, supporting both remote and hybrid work models, and introducing our Remote Work Policy to support this approach.

Women On Our Executive Team

In 2022, Carnival Corporation & plc successfully executed a smooth leadership transition, announcing Josh Weinstein as the company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Climate Officer. In his new position, he expanded the number of leadership roles held by women throughout the company. Today, half of his global direct reports are women.

Jan Swartz, Group President, Holland America Group

Jan has been with the organization since 2001. In her role as President of Holland America Group, Jan oversees four of Carnival Corporation’s nine cruise brands including Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Cruises Australia. In addition, she is responsible for Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, which is the largest tour operator in Alaska in the Yukon, and their portfolio of hotels, trains and buses. Jan, who has an MBA from Harvard Business School, also serves on the board of directors of MGM Resorts International, the leading global gaming and entertainment company. Jan and her husband Rob co-founded The Goodness Web, a social venture philanthropy fund focused on accelerating solutions in youth mental health through radical collaboration.

Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line

Christine has been with the organization since 2015. In this role, Christine leads our namesake brand with a fleet of 24 ships. Christine extends her leadership role in the travel industry to other sectors, sitting on the board of directors for Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading operator of hotels, and Herschend Family Entertainment, which operates theme parks and attractions. Christine recently completed a two-year term as chair of the U.S. Travel Association, the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC and in 2023 was reappointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to another term on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, most recently serving on the group’s climate change subcommittee. In June 2022, Christine was named by Women Leading Travel & Hospitality as one of its top women in travel and hospitality. During her tenure at Carnival, the company has twice been honored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including as Corporate Partner of the Year, and she sits on the hospital’s Professional Advisory Board.

Bettina Deynes, Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)

Bettina, a native of Uruguay, is new to the role of Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Carnival Corporation & plc. Bettina joins the role after serving as Chief Human Resource Officer at Carnival Cruise Line. Her wealth of industry knowledge adds value to her role as Global CHRO where she focuses her expertise on enhancing the company culture and leading the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. In this role, she is also dedicated to optimizing the human resource functions that attract, retain and reward talent throughout the organization. In 2022, Bettina was named one of the Top 100 Women in Business at the National Women’s Conference.

Renata Ribeiro, Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations

Renata, a native of Brazil, has been with the organization since 2008. Assuming the role of Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations, Renata leads Global Ports and Destinations Development, Group Strategy and Global Connectivity. She currently oversees six company-operated destinations in the Caribbean and multiple port and destination projects. With experience in global operations and strategic management consulting, Renata’s knowledge enables the company to continue diversifying its cruise offerings while creating positive economic impacts in the local communities it visits and serve around the world. She also represents Carnival Corporation & plc as a board member at White Pass & Yukon Railway Group and serves as a board member at Ashtead Group plc.

Jody Venturoni, Chief Communications Officer

Jody, serving as Carnival Corporation & plc’s Chief Communications Officer, joined the organization in 2022 and leads the company’s internal and external communications, as well as its philanthropic arm, the Carnival Foundation. Jody has over 30 years of experience as a senior executive in both agency and corporate roles, including over two decades with global cruise lines. Her work spans a notable roster of Fortune 500 companies, national sports teams and leagues, high-profile CEOs, major nonprofits and start-ups. Jody has received recognition from PRWeek as a “Top 20 Agency Manager in the U.S.,” was named a “PR Team Leader” finalist by PR News and was recognized by American Advertising Federation as a “Woman to Watch.”

Aubrie Brake, Chief of Staff

Aubrie, an attorney, has been with the organization since 2013 and is currently serving in a newly created position that is responsible for coordinating activities and driving initiatives across the overall leadership team of the corporation. Aubrie recently served as Ethics and Compliance Chief of Staff. As part of her work in Environmental Compliance, Aubrie supported the execution of several initiatives aimed at promoting environmental stewardship, such as Operation Oceans Alive. She played a crucial role in the implementation of the company’s Environmental Compliance Plan, engaging both internal and external stakeholders to provide compliance oversight and help drive best practices throughout the organization. Her experience of improving compliance and culture efforts will continue in her new role.