The Propeller Club of the U.S. Port of New Orleans will honor Arnold W. Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corp. and PLC, as its 2015 maritime person of the year during a gala Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s Napoleon Ballroom, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans.
There will be a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 8 p.m. Ticket are $125 at propclubnola.org.
Carnival Corp. is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprising Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises (Australia), P&O Cruises (U.K.) and fathom. Together, these brands operate more than 100 ships, serving nearly 10 million guests annually.
A native of New Orleans, Donald received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College, a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Donald and his wife, Hazel, have two daughters, Radiah and Alicia, and one son, Zachary.