Longtime Carnival Corp. executive Howard Frank was named chairman of Costa Cruises, succeeding Pier Luigi Foschi in the role.
Both Frank and Foschi retired last year from Carnival Corp. positions. Frank had been vice chairman and chief operating officer. Foschi, in addition to chairing Costa was chairman of Carnival Asia.
Carnival said that in his new role, Frank will support Costa CEO Michael Thamm.
When he stepped down, Frank was named to serve as special adviser to the CEO and to the chairman of Carnival Corp.
Frank is also chair of the executive committee of CLIA.Follow Tom Stieghorst on Twitter @tstravelweekly.