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Carnival Corp. has announced the retirement of Cunard and P&O Cruises Senior Business Manager Trevor Dupont, effective at the end of February 2017.
Dupont started with P&O in 1977. He managed the reservations department and spearheaded the transition and growth to the Southampton office from London. He also played a key sales role as the company was demerged from the P&O group in 2000 which was followed by the merger with Carnival Corporation in 2003 to form Carnival Corporation & plc.
Dupont went on to lead the sales operation for the Ocean Village brand and create a new multi brand sales department selling P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard and Ocean Village.
"When I first started at P&O Cruises at the age of 16 we had two ships and no computers or internet and I had a full head of hair! I'm extremely proud to have been a part of the brands' growth and development to the thriving companies they are today,” said Dupont. "I will leave with some fantastic memories, in particular the people I have met and worked with. I thank them all and I am sure I will meet many of them on board as I sail through my retirement."