Lars Ljoen

Chief Operations Officer

Download Photo
Lars Ljoen

As Chief Operations Officer for Carnival Cruise Line, Lars Ljoen oversees a comprehensive portfolio of responsibilities for the world’s largest and most popular cruise line. 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, food and beverage services, onboard revenue, entertainment, and crew and travel operations.

Lars joined Carnival Cruise Line in the summer of 2018, after serving in senior roles for Carnival Corporation’s Costa Group since 2015, initially as senior vice president and then promoted to executive vice president and managing director in 2016. At Costa Group, which included at the time both Costa Cruises and AIDA, he was responsible for Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of the group, as well as fleet governance, marine projects and continuous improvement initiatives.

Lars also previously headed the development of business strategies for Ceres Marine Terminals (NYK Ports) and was director of marine operations at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

A native of Norway, Lars began his career on supply vessels and shuttle tankers in the North Sea offshore industry. He and his family now reside in Miami.

Back to top