Jan 19, 2008

A Succinct Note From Gerry Cahill

I received the following note letter from Gerry Cahill, CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines this morning regarding Vicki's resignation. Seems pretty cookie cutter to me. Stay tuned!

January 18, 2008

Dear Travel Agent Partners:

I am writing to inform you of the resignation of Vicki Freed] Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and guest services. Vicki has resigned to take another position, effective immediately.

We thank Vicki for the tremendous contributions she has made to the Camival organization over the years and the valuable role she has played within our company. On behalf of everyone at Carnival, we wish Vicki well as she moves to the next phase of her career.

Travel agents are our most important distribution channel and all of us at Carnival are committed to providing outstanding service and support to you, our travel agent partners.

As we move into the future, the sales, groups and reservations functions at Carnival will continue to be led by our highly experienced management team, including Maurice Zarmati, VP of sales; Cherie Weinstein, VP of group sales and administration; Adolfo Perez, VP of reservations; Edie Bornstein, VP new business development; and our five regional sales vice presidents:

Vicki Tomasino
western U.S.; Mike Julius central U.S.; Scott Knutson southeastern U.S.; Karin Viera eastern U.S. and Jeff Weinstock - international. In the interim, our sales and guest services management team will report to Ruben Rodriguez, EVP of marketing and guest experience.

Please do not hesitate to call on them] or any of our other team members here at Carnival.

Most importantly, we want to thank you for your business and support.

Gerry Cahill
President & CEO