Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation to be honored as Maritime Person of the Year by the Propeller Club Port of New Orleans

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The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans will honor Arnold W. Donald, President & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, as their 2015 Maritime Person of the Year at their 82ndAnnual Maritime Person of the Year Gala on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s Napoleon Ballroom, 2 Poydras St.

There will be a 7:00 p.m. cocktail reception, and an 8:00 p.m. dinner and award presentation. Cocktail attire is requested. The event, hosted by the Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans, will recognize Donald for Carnival's contributions to the Port and City of New Orleans.

Donald is President & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (UK), and fathom. Together, these brands operate over 100 ships, serving nearly 10 million guests annually. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Princess Alaska Tours, the leading tour company in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon.

A native of New Orleans, Donald received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College, a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.