Princess Cruises executive vice president of fleet operations Rai Caluori will step down after a 35-year career with Princess. 

Rai Caluori
Rai Caluori

Princess president Jan Swartz called Caluori’s contributions “invaluable” and said he has helped “shape the experience for our guests.”

“His influence will be felt for years to come through his involvement with 27 newbuilds in his time with our company,” Swartz said. “Perhaps even beyond these accomplishments, Rai’s enduring legacy at Princess will be the culture of excellence, gratitude and conviviality that he has championed for our teams.” 

Caluori began at Princess in 1984 as an assistant cruise director. His other job titles at Princess included senior vice president of hotel operations and executive vice president of guest experience and product development. 

Princess said that Caluori helped to introduce Movies Under the Stars and the Sanctuary and has led the design and delivery of the line’s newest ships. 

Caluori is the latest executive to depart Carnival Corp.’s Holland America Group, which includes Princess, Holland America Line and Seabourn. 

Holland America Line president Orlando Ashford and Seabourn president Richard Meadows said earlier this month that they will both step down at the end of May

Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald told Travel Weekly that during the company’s cruise operations pause, both brands will report directly to Holland America Group CEO Stein Kruse. 

“As we begin to plan our future coming out of this pause we’ll see exactly what kind of management situation we put in those brands,” he said. 

Donald said there are no plans for any reorganization of those brands. 

“Holland America is one of the longest-standing brands in the industry and it’s a phenomenal product and has countless satisfied guests,” he said. “That brand is definitely a key part of our portfolio. And the same for Seabourn. And we expect those brands to absolutely continue into the future and to be their own brands. We’re not looking at consolidating the brands or turning them into something different than what it is.”


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