Maurice M. Zarmati recently announced his retirement as president and CEO of Costa Cruises North America. He will remain with the line as a senior consultant on Costa’s worldwide sales, marketing and passenger-traffic initiatives.
“Maurice was there at the beginning of Carnival Cruise Lines and was one of a trusted core group of individuals who built that brand into the largest, most popular cruise line in the world,” said Micky Arison, chairman and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc. “In a career spanning more than four decades, Maurice was known for his exemplary performance, loyalty, leadership and sense of humor. We appreciate his many contributions at both Carnival and Costa Cruises, and wish him well in his new global role at Costa Crociere.”
Ruben Perez, who was appointed general manager of Costa North America, will now manage daily operations.