This Week in Cruise: Roger Frizzell Appointed to SVP of Corporate Communications at Carnival Corporation & plc


John Kreilkamp, group and charter business development director for Un-Cruise Adventures. // (c) Un-Cruise Adventures

Last week saw some key personnel changes in the cruise industry, with Carnival Corporation & plc welcoming Roger Frizzell to the newly created position of SVP of corporate communications, effective June 24, 2013. Frizzell will report to Carnival Corporation & plc chairman and CEO Micky Arison and vice chairman and COO Howard Frank. In his new role, Frizzell will serve as Carnival Corporation & plc’s chief communications officer, handling all corporate-level communications and public relations activities.

Frizzell fits into Carnival after recently working as VP and chief communications officer for Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco, Calif. During the course of his 30-year career, Frizzell served as a top public relations executive at American Airlines for nearly a decade, as well as held high-level communications positions at Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Seattle-based Un-Cruise Adventures added John Kreilkamp to its sales team. Kreilkamp is jumping into the newly created position of group and charter business development director, where he will focus on growing the lines’ full ship charter and group business for its eight vessels carrying 22-88 guests. Kreilkamp will split his time between Seattle headquarters and his home in Anchorage and service accounts nationwide. 

Lastly, Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Crociere S.p.A., departed the company, effective immediately, to pursue a new career direction.

"I regret Gianni’s decision," said Costa Crociere S.p.A. CEO Michael Thamm. "He has played an important role in the development and growth of Costa Crociere. Personally and on behalf of the whole company I want to express my gratitude to Gianni for having contributed to the success of Costa. I wish him the very best for his personal and professional future."

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