Carnival Cruise Lines Gordon Buck ~ Vice President, Caribbean Relations Gordon graduated from Lehigh University in 1976 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. His association with Carnival began in 1978 with Concord Nopal Lines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines, handling ocean cargo on the Port of Miami. In June 1986, Gordon joined Carnival's Operations Department, assuming the role of Operations Supervisor for various ships, later becoming integrally involved in the start-up operations for each of the new ships subsequently joining the fleet. Gordon became Manager of Port Operations in 1996, was named Director of Port Operations in 1999, Vice President, Port Operations in February 2005 and appointed Vice President, Caribbean relations in November 2006. In this capacity, Gordon oversees the line's port agents and port contracts for all the Carnival ships operating in the Caribbean, serving as a liaison with government agencies throughout the region.
Gerald R. Cahill ~ President and CEO Gerald R. Cahill joined Carnival Cruise Lines’ parent company, Carnival Corporation, in 1994 as vice president - finance and in January 1998 was promoted to senior vice president - finance and chief financial officer. In December 2003, Cahill was named executive vice president and chief financial officer for Carnival Corporation & plc. In July 2007, he was appointed to his current position, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines. At the helm of the world’s largest and most popular cruise line, Cahill oversees 37,000 employees and 22 cruise ships that carry 3.6 million passengers annually. Before joining Carnival, Cahill spent six years with Safecard Services, Inc., a NYSE-listed company, where he served first as chief financial officer and then as chief operating officer. From 1979 to 1988, Cahill held financial posts at Resorts International, Inc., and, prior to that spent six years with Price Waterhouse. Cahill, a resident of South West Ranches, Fla., graduated from the University of Miami, earning his B.B.A. degree in 1973.
Amilcar Cascais ~ Vice President, Tour Operations A 25 year veteran of the Cruise Industry, Amilcar graduated from the Engineering School of West Virginia University. He then joined Carnival Cruise Lines in 1984 as a Purser aboard the TSS Carnivale, one of the four ships in the Carnival Funship fleet, for what was to be a very short summer stay; he would remain at sea for the next nine years, most of these in the capacity of Chief Purser /Hotel Manager. An additional three years would follow aboard Renaissance Cruises “Yacht Style Cruising" vessels, again as Hotel Manager cruising in Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. In 1997 Amilcar again joined Carnival Cruise Lines, this time at the corporate office in the Operations Department. Early in 1999 he developed from inception “Tour Operations” the department responsible for Shore Excursions shore side as well as the on board Shore Excursion Teams. Currently as Vice President of Tour Operations, Amilcar is responsible for all shore excursion programs Carnival Cruise Lines offers world- wide, as well as being involved with various other committees at Carnival both at a brand and corporate level. Amilcar is also the Chairman of the Shore Excursion Committee for the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, comprised of thirteen Cruise Lines. In this role, along with each counterpart from Carnival's sister brands, as well as other major Cruise Lines, the committee continuously works on various efforts throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and other North American Ports engaging both the private and public sectors for the improvement and execution of Shore Excursion products and experiences. CRUISE INDUSTRY PROFILES • 2011
FCCA 2011 Cruise Industry Highlights and Profiles. The who's who of the Cruise Line Industry.