Interview recorded May 26, 2020
In this interview, we will get an inside look at the future of the cruise industry and how people’s health and safety can be taken to even higher levels. Stein also addresses the importance of bringing together a multinational/multicultural workforce and how to lead while worldwide operations are closed down. He’ll share some of the influences and values that have helped him overcome challenges and produce successes in his career and significance in his life.
Group Chief Executive Officer, Holland America Group & Carnival UK
As the leader of six of the nine cruise lines that make up Carnival Corporation, Stein Kruse and his team help millions of travelers each year create memories of a lifetime all over the world.
A native of Oslo, Norway, Kruse joined Holland America Line 21 years ago as Senior Vice President for Fleet Operations. A series of promotions moved him to CEO five years later. Stein’s career also includes executive roles with Japanese shipping company K Lines and Radisson Seven Seas Cruises. He serves on the boards of the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation, Saltchuk, and the Michael G. Foster School of Business. He is a graduate of Purdue University and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.