Christine Duffy is president of Carnival Cruise Line, certified as a Great Place to Work™ and the biggest brand of Miami-based global cruise industry leader Carnival Corp., the world’s largest leisure travel company. She captains a company that annually hosts more than five million guests and employs more than 40,000 people who hail from 110 nations around the globe.
Christine is overseeing the construction of two new ships that arrive in 2021 and 2022 that will lead the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) cruise vessels in North America and feature the first roller coaster at sea.
She serves on the board of directors of Herschend Family Entertainment, which operates theme parks and attractions in the U.S., and Aimbridge Hospitality, the global leader in hotel management services. She is first vice-chair of the U.S. Travel Association, and sits on the Professional Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of which Carnival is the official celebration partner.
Prior to joining Carnival in 2015, Duffy spent four years as president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association, the trade association representing the global cruise industry. Prior to CLIA, Christine spent 10 years at Maritz Travel Company, the world’s largest corporate meeting, events and incentive travel company where she served six years as president and CEO.