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The 35th anniversary of Cherie Weinstein, Carnival Cruise Lines’ vice president of group business development, was marked with a surprise reception at the company’s Miami headquarters. Weinstein is the longest tenured employee at Carnival Cruise Lines.

Weinstein’s contributions to Carnival were recognized with a number of gifts and accolades, including her 35-year anniversary pin which was presented to her by Carnival President and CEO Gerry Cahill.  Weinstein also received a ship’s bell from the Carnival cruise ship Celebration, which was retired from the fleet, among numerous other gifts.

Weinstein joined Carnival Cruise Lines in 1974 when the company had only one ship, the TSS Mardi Gras.  Over the years, she has played a critical role in the growth and success of the company, which now operates 22 ships and carries 3.8 million passengers annually – the most in the cruise industry.