Cruise Exec to Face Ruby Princess Inquiry

June 25, 2020 Updated: June 25, 2020

A Carnival Australia heavyweight responsible for “guest experience” at the cruise line, is due to face the Ruby Princess inquiry on June 26.

Senior vice president, guest experience, Peter Little is among the witnesses scheduled for the latest Special Commission of Inquiry hearing.

Little, who joined Carnival Australia in late 2008, is in charge of shipboard and shore operations for the Princess Cruises and Sydney-based P&O Cruises fleets, according to the company’s website.

He has worked in the cruise industry since 1991.

More than 20 coronavirus deaths across Australia have been linked to the 2700 passengers who disembarked the Ruby Princess when it arrived in Circular Quay on March 19.

Recent witnesses have included passengers, many of whom recounted mixed messages from both the cruise line and NSW Health authorities.

Public hearings began in April and are scheduled to run until July 6.

Gus McCubbing