Josh Weinstein has been named vice president - treasurer of Miami-based Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:  CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest cruise operator. 

In this capacity, Weinstein oversees the day-to-day management of Carnival’s financing and other treasury functions.

Weinstein, who joined Carnival in 2002, previously served as the company’s assistant general counsel responsible for financings, acquisitions and divestitures, commercial contracts and intellectual property and privacy law matters. During his tenure as assistant general counsel, Weinstein was involved in more than 50 different financial transactions representing more than $12 billion of debt.

“With an extensive background in financing and other legal arenas, Josh is an ideal candidate for this position,” said David Bernstein, Carnival Corporation & plc’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. “With 20 new ships worth nearly $12 billion scheduled to enter service over the next five years, Josh’s wide-ranging experience and expertise will help guide our company through this expansion and beyond,” he added.

Prior to joining Carnival, Weinstein served as a corporate associate at Miami-based Greenberg Traurig, and as an associate focusing on mergers and acquisitions and banking at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in New York.

Weinstein, who received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1999 and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996, is a member of both the Florida Bar and the New York Bar. He resides in Coconut Grove, Fla.

Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise vacation group in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe and Australia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, Iberocruceros, Ocean Village, P&O Cruises and P&O Cruises Australia.

Together, these brands operate 84 ships totaling 156,000 lower berths with 20 new ships scheduled to enter service between December 2007 and June 2012. Carnival Corporation & plc also operates Holland America Tours and Princess Tours, the leading tour companies in Alaska and the Canadian Yukon. Traded on both the New York and London Stock Exchanges, Carnival Corporation & plc is the only group in the world to be included in both the S&P 500 and the FTSE 100 indices.