Carnival Corporation chief executive Arnold Donald is to succeed Adam Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of rival Royal Caribbean Cruises, at the helm of Clia Global.
Donald takes over as chairman of the cruise industry trade association on January 1, a role Goldstein will have held for two years.
Goldstein will take on the role of chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.
He said: "It was a privilege to serve as Clia Global chair.
“The cruise industry is fortunate to have many capable people leading the industry, and Clia brings them together to advance all our interests, from cruise lines and executive partners to travel agents and agencies.
"Under Arnold's leadership, Clia will continue to offer a unified voice to help all of our members seize every possible opportunity to succeed."
Donald said: “The cruise industry continues to grow and evolve at a record pace, making Clia's role more important than ever to act as a singular voice and advocate on behalf of the entire global cruise community."
Clia president and chief executive Cindy D'Aoust added: "We are proud to welcome Arnold as our new chair.
“Under his leadership, we will continue to support the interests and vision for the cruise industry.
"It has been a privilege to work alongside Adam and we thank him for his work and dedication as Clia chair."
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