Charles Arkinstall, a 21-year veteran of P&O Princess Cruises, has been named senior vice president of maritime affairs for Carnival Corporation
In this capacity, Arkinstall will head up the newly created corporate maritime affairs department, responsible for establishing and promoting fleetwide safety, health and security policies for Carnival Corp
oration & plc's 13 global cruise brands. He will also work closely with the company's environmental compliance division in developing corporate-wide environmental policies.
Arkinstall will also serve as Carnival Corporation & plc's representative for various cruise industry organizations and act as a liaison with the company's brands regarding new regulations
and developments related to safety, health and security.
Arkinstall will be based in Southampton, England, and report directly to Carnival Corporation & plc's Vice Chairman Howard
"Charles is an excellent choice to oversee our new maritime affairs division. He possesses wide-ranging expertise in many aspects of the cruise industry and will be a tremendous asset in this new position," Frank said.
Previously, Arkinstall had overall responsibility for P&O Princess Cruises' multi-billion-dollar newbuilding program, a position he held since 1982. In addition to overseeing the design and construction of P&O Princess Cruises' newbuilds, Arkinstall was responsible for establishing and maintaining fleetwide safety, health, environmental and security policies and standards, as well as technical operations.
A naval architect with more than 40 years of shipping and shipbuilding experience, Arkinstall earned his degree in naval architecture from England's University of Newcastle.