Cunard boss Simon Palethorpe has been named president of Carnival UK.
Josh Weinstein, current Carnival UK president has been named Carnival Corporation’s chief operations officer, effective immediately.
The company said Palethorpe’s promotion would begin on July 1, with Palethorpe reporting to Weinstein.
"Simon has built a highly successful track record of producing results in leading Cunard, one of the most iconic brands in not just cruising but the maritime industry," Weinstein said.
"I look forward to Simon expanding his role and impact in leading all of Carnival UK and supporting both P&O Cruises, the quintessential British brand, and Cunard, whose luxury ships set the standard for sophisticated travel.”
Palethorpe joined Cunard in 2016 and has overseen several high-profile launches and campaigns for the brand, including Cunard’s investment in Queen Mary 2’s remastering.
Meanwhile Weinstein will report to Carnival Corporation president and chief executive Arnold Donald. His responsibilities will include oversight of major operational functions, including global maritime, global ports and destinations, global sourcing, global IT and global auditing.
In addition, Weinstein will retain oversight of Carnival UK, the operating company for P&O Cruises and Cunard, which he managed directly for the past three years.
Simon Palethorpe, currently president of Cunard, will assume added responsibilities in the role of president of Carnival UK.
The company said in a statement the structural leadership moves were part of the company’s broader efforts to enhance operations and mobilize the global organization prior to its return to cruising.
"We are leveraging our pause in cruising to make a number of strategic changes within our business, including this important role, which is designed to strengthen our global operations and position the company and our brands for the future," said Donald.
Weinstein’s tenure with Carnival Corporation has included 10 years as the company’s treasurer, as well as five years as an attorney in the corporate legal department.
"I certainly realize that many opportunities and challenges lie ahead as we look to restart our cruise operations around the globe," said Weinstein. "As we navigate this unprecedented time, we are fortunate to have world-class brands and extraordinary team members across the global organization with a proven track record of success to build on as we look toward returning to what we do best, which is providing our guests with the world’s best vacation experience."