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Carnival Corp. Consolidates Destinations Team

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Carnival Cruise Line | Theresa Norton | March 09, 2015

Carnival Corp. Consolidates Destinations Team

PHOTO: Carnival Corp. Vice President of Global Destinations Services and Sourcing Marie McKenzie. (Courtesy of Carnival Corp.)

Carnival Corp. is consolidating its port and shore excursion operation under a new company veteran, Marie McKenzie, who was named vice president of global destinations services and sourcing.

“Our business has become increasingly global, with over 20,000 shore excursions a year offered at 725 ports around the world,” said Alan Buckelew, chief operations officer. “With this move, we are taking steps to ensure we continue to have deep local expertise working with tour operator partners large and small who offer a wide range of options for our guests.”

McKenzie will lead a team of brand experts who will assume responsibility for geographical regions on behalf of all nine cruise brands, while also maintaining their reporting lines into the leadership structure of their respective brands. Together, they will coordinate and manage processes and relationships with tour operators and port services officials around the globe, leveraging Carnival Corp.’s scale.

McKenzie will report to Josh Leibowitz, chief strategy officer for Carnival Corp. She previously served as vice president of global financial planning and analysis for Carnival Corp. She began her career with Carnival Corp. in 1996.

Originally from Jamaica, McKenzie is a graduate of Howard University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting. She earned a master’s degree in international business from Florida International University.

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