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Jan Swartz

Group Pres
Princess Cruise Line

Jan Swartz is president of Princess Cruises, the third largest cruise line in the world (based on capacity). Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company. In December 2016 she was promoted to the role of group president of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia, responsible for shared services for Carnival Corporation. Also added to her portfolio is executive oversight of P&O Cruises Australia brand.

For Princess Cruises, she leads a global cruise and tour company, comprised of a fleet of 17 modern ships that serve 2 million guests annually. As the world’s largest international premium cruise brand, Princess employs more than 28,000 people and operates in more than 60 countries.

Jan leads the brand and fleet operations team that will launch Ocean Medallion Class™– a more personal, immersive, simple and seamless cruise experience made possible by Carnival Corporation’s recently announced Ocean Medallion™, a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform enabling enhanced services and personalized experiences for guests.

Swartz was appointed president in November 2013, after more than 15 years working with the cruise line.

Swartz holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and English from the University of Virginia. She is a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only organization of the world’s most successful women business leaders, and she formerly served as the marketing chair of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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