Carnival released a statement this morning that Gerry Cahill will retire as the CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines at the end of next month. 

Mr. Cahill, age 63, has been with Carnival for 20 years. He joined Carnival Corporation in 1994 as vice president – finance. In January 1998, he was promoted to senior vice president – finance and chief financial officer. In 2007, Mr. Cahill became the CEO of Carnival Corporation’s largest cruise brand, Carnival Cruise Lines. 

Mr. Cahill guided Carnival Cruise Lines during its expansion. He introduced a new class of cruise ship (the Dream class), which included the Carnival Dream, Carnival Magic and CarnivalGerry Cahill Carnival Retires Breeze. He appears to have a likeable, easy-going personality. 

Mr. Cahill was often on the proverbial hotspot during the last several years. He had to respond when the Carnival Splendor lost power in 2010 and had to be towed into San Diego. He also was at the helm of the cruise line during the disastrous PR debacle when the Carnival Triumph suffered an engine room fire and had to be towed across the Gulf of Mexico.

The incident was covered by CNN extensively. Carnival’s brand recognition suffered dramatically as it became know as the "poop cruise" line. 

Mr. Cahill also caught the wrath of Senator Jay Rockefeller who conducted a series of cruise safety hearings last year and this year following the Costa Concordia disaster. Rockefeller voiced his disapproval of the short prepared statement that Mr. Cahill read at the 2013 hearing (photo, second from right). 

In what seemed like a vote of no confidence for Mr. Cahill, Carnival invited former Carnival Cruise Line president Bob Dickinson back as a "special consultant" to Carnival Cruise Line in June 2013.

In all fairness to Mr. Cahill, Micky Arison was missing in action when the Splendor and Triumph went adrift and Carnival’s reputation began to sink following the Concordia debacle. Mr. Cahill took a lot of heat for cruise line issues outside of his responsibility. 

He will retire on November 30th. Carnival has not announced his replacement yet. 

 

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3 Responses to Carnival’s CEO Gerry Cahill to Retire – Why?

Good News !!!

From 2007 since Mr. Cahill was promoted to CEO, he made so many changes which all of it nothing good for the crew members….since that time looks like Carnival have forgotten the importance of their employees.
They have forgotten that the CCl getting bigger because the hard work of their employees….
Now, all the company’s policy only giving the employees more job and less benefit ….

SUMMARY OF THE ENGLISH LITTLE HOLIDAY DRUNK AND RACIST MANAGER:
I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU AND ‘STATE ON CARNIVAL (WE THE GLORY FEW DAYS AGO) !!
SHOULD I LIST AT LEAST 100 REASONS FOR NOT CLIMB ABOARD but I will ‘THE MOST’ IMPORTANT:

1) VOMITING ON BOARD DUE TO EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL LINKED TO THE POINT OF SALE 2

THE BUFFET IS NOT ‘ALWAYS OPEN BUT INSTEAD ARE THREE POINTS TERRIBLE TAKE AWAY (AN AMPLE TIME TO FILA) WITH HAMBURGER, PIZZA AND MEXICAN MEXICAN POOR BUT CLEARLY
THEN when you return EXCURSIONS FROM YOU EXPECT AN BELL’HAMBURGER AND ONLY AND ALWAYS HAMBURGERS AND PIZZA;
SPEAK NOW OPEN BUFFET AND A FEW HOURS ….. REALLY SCADENDE CHOICE IS IN FLOW IS FOR QUALITY ‘

IF YOU TRY TO MAKE A CLAIM VI STORY WHAT THE MANAGER (THIS NICOLAS) HAS ANSWERED MY WIFE:
HUNGARIAN AND YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND NOTHING ABOVE ALL AMERICAN FOOD
NOW …. I AM ITALIAN AND SHE LIVES HERE TO 20 YEARS BUT ACCORDING TO ME DO NOT NEED TO BE AMERICAN EXPERTS OF FOOD AND ESPECIALLY A HAMBURGER UNDERSTAND ALL THE BAD …. ALSO PAY 250 EUROS PER DAY FOR EATING SANDWICHES ,, ,,,,, DO YOU BE

THEN WE TALK OF RESTAURANT ….. …. THE SOLE PLATE GOOD BBQ …. not post ‘PHOTO OF ONION SOUP, OR CARBONARA (INDIAN COOK … NOT COMMENT) AND OTHER ITALIAN DISHES SIMIL ..BECAUSE ‘VI ruin EASTER

NOW EGR SIG NICOLAS BECAUSE SHE (PAREBBE DUTCH) E ‘SOMEWHAT RACIST WHY’ DO NOT WRITE IN THE SHIP THAT AMERICANS WANT ONLY EATING SANDWICHES AND DRUNK ??

NOW WE TALK OF SHOWS ??? BETTER THAN NO …… THEN I AM MUSICIAN AND I HAVE WORKED WITH FRANCO RED AND MY WIFE PROFESSIONAL SINGER …. I DO NOT WANT TO SHOOT ambulance …

OUR FAULT ??? HAVE LEFT TWO TOWELS FOR 20 MINUTES IN BEDS IN SEARCH OF FOOD (CLOSED CLEARLY A BUFFET LUNCH TIME)

CLEANING …… AH BE … attendants ENTER ROOM after knocking … DO YOU ………… PAJAMAS LET piled on COMODINO ….

MORE ???

IF WISHES CLIMBS ON CARNIVAL GLORY ….

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