AFTER 13 years at the helm of the Carnival Cruise Line business in Australia, President and General Manager Australia Jennifer Vandekreeke will leave the company to take up a yet-to-be announced role within the local travel industry.

“After 13 fun-filled years of waterslides, cucumber sunrises and the occasional sing-along with [shipboard cruise band] Music Manila, I will be leaving the Carnival team to take on a new challenge,” Vandekreeke told travelBulletin.

“I am leaving the brand and the business in the very best of hands with the local Australia team, and I can’t wait to see where they take our fun brand next.”

Carnival Cruise Line is yet to announce who Vandekreeke’s replacement will be.