SINGAPORE, 4 December 2020: Carnival Corporation, the
world’s largest cruise company, has announced that Jan Swartz has been named
group president of Holland America Group, responsible for Princess Cruises,
Holland America Line, Seabourn and P&O Australia, as well as Holland America
Princess Alaska Tours and inter-group operations.
“Jan is a highly respected executive and a role
model,” said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation
& plc. “Jan is a champion of innovation and a proven leader.”
In 2016, Swartz was named as group president of Princess
Cruises and Carnival Australia, as well as having executive oversight of the
P&O Cruises Australia brand.
Previously, in 2013, she was appointed president of Princess
Cruises after more than 12 years working with the cruise line. Before this, she
served as executive vice president, overseeing the line’s sales, marketing and
customer service operations, a position held since 2009.
In 2004, Swartz served as senior vice president of sales and
customer service for both Princess and sister brand Cunard, and in 2001, she
was appointed vice president of strategy and business development and worked on
the P&O Princess acquisition by Carnival Corporation.
Additionally, Swartz is the president of the Princess
Cruises Community Foundation.
Swartz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from
Harvard Business School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from
the University of Virginia.
Carnival Corporation & plc has a portfolio of nine of
the world’s leading cruise lines which are Carnival Cruise Line, Princess
Cruises, Holland America Line, Seabourn, P&O Cruises (Australia), Costa
Cruises, AIDA Cruises, P&O Cruises (UK) and Cunard.