Joni Rein Departing Carnival Cruise Lines After 7 Years
Joni Rein, Vice President Worldwide
Sales for Carnival Cruise Line, has announced that she will depart the company effective 01AUG15.
The high-profile and agent favourite, Rein joined the company in 2008 as V.P.
Field Sales and was named to her current position in 2009.
“Joni and her team have worked very hard in recent years to enhance and expand
our travel agent relationships and have made great strides in gaining stronger
trust and support from the trade," said Christine Duffy, President of Carnival
Rein presided over some difficult times. Many agents were unhappy with
relations with the cruise line, and consumer perceptions suffered due to
incidents such as the
Carnival Triumph engine room fire in 2012. She
spearheaded the Carnival Conversations program, a series of initiatives
designed to repair agent relations at Carnival and implement more
“My decision to depart the company was a difficult one," Rein said in a
statement, "but I feel it's the right time with brand and trade sentiment
at their current levels and an incredible executive leadership team in place,
all of whom I respect tremendously."
Carnival said no replacement has yet been named. Following her August
departure from full-time duties,
Rein will continue to
consult for the line through the end of the year.