Carnival UK has promoted Nigel Esdale, Peter Shanks and Nick Lighton following its appointment of David Dingle as chief executive officer.

Esdale has been promoted from commercial director to managing director of P&O Cruises while Shanks moves from managing director of Ocean Village to chief commercial officer at Carnival UK, with responsibility for Cunard globally and Princess Cruises in the UK.

Meanwhile Lighton, former fleet management director of Carnival UK, takes over the managing director role at Ocean Village, with additional responsibility for the air programmes of Carnival UK.

Carnival UK has also appointed Giles Hawke to the new position of sales director, Carnival UK.

The new appointments take effect immediately.