Lars Ljoen

Chief Operations Officer

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Lars Ljoen

As Chief Operations Officer, Lars Ljoen oversees a comprehensive portfolio of responsibilities. This encompasses all of Carnival’s marine operations, including nautical and technical aspects, environmental compliance, and safety measures. Beyond this, he also oversees port operations, guest operations, onboard revenue, crew and travel operations as well as the intricacies of our food and beverage services.

Lars joined Carnival Cruise Line in the summer of 2018. Prior to joining the cruise line, he served as managing director of Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of the Costa Group in Hamburg, Germany. He has a long and successful track record in marine operations. He joined the Costa Group in 2015 as senior vice president and was promoted to executive vice president and managing director in 2016. At Costa, he was responsible for fleet governance, Marine Projects and continuous improvement initiatives.

Lars also previously headed the development of business strategies for Ceres Marine Terminals (NYK Ports) in Miami and was director of marine operations at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., where he managed fleet-wide navigation issues, maritime training and dock operations.

A native Norwegian, Lars began his career on supply vessels and shuttle tankers in the North Sea offshore industry.

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