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Dingle to head up Carnival UK

CARNIVAL
Corporation has announced David Dingle has taken on the new role of managing
director for its UK cruising division, which includes heading up Cunard’s UK
sales and marketing.

Dingle,
who has been promoted from the role of MD for P&O Cruises UK, takes up the
position with immediate effect.

He
will continue his responsibilities for P&O Cruises, Ocean Village, Swan
Hellenic and the UK sales and marketing business of Princess Cruises.

Peter
Shanks remains Cunard senior vice-president Europe, Middle East and Africa but
will now report to Dingle.

Carnival
executive director Peter Ratcliffe said: “In Cunard Line and P&O
Cruises we own two great British brands and we now have the structure to
maximise our UK development in the most efficient way.”

A Carnival spokeswoman said “in principle”
the organisation would aim to develop one sales division covering P&O
Cruises UK and Cunard. She added redundancies would be avoided through growth
in the business and natural wastage.

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