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CHRISTINE DUFFY

Selection Committee

MEET CHRISTINE

Christine 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 nearly six million guests and employs more than 43,000 people who hail from 110 nations around the globe.

Christine oversees a fleet of 24 ships, including the brand new Mardi Gras, and as well as the construction of her sister ship, Carnival Celebration set to debut in 2022. These ships will lead the introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) cruise vessels in North America and feature the first roller coasters at sea.

She is the chair of the U.S. Travel Association, the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry.  Christine also 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 sits on the Professional Advisory Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of which Carnival is the official celebration partner.  She was recently named one of the 2021 Top Women in Travel & Hospitality.

Christine joined Carnival in 2015 after serving as president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association, which represents 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.