On Saturday 12 September, Captain Alistair Clark retired after 40 years at sea.

Captain Clark started his long career on cargo ships; and during his cadetship was appointed to a passenger ship and remained with passenger ships throughout his career. During his time with Princess and latterly P&O Cruises, Alistair most notably was Ventura’s first captain when we took delivery of her and was present at the naming ceremony with Dame Helen Mirren. Setting an immense standard for which she has become well known amongst colleagues and guests. It wasn’t just on board where Alistair made a difference, he was also heavily involved in the establishment of our training facility, CSmart, in Almere during his time as Fleet Captain.

There are many memorable occasions, two of which really stand out. One of them was three Queens on the Mersey-as part of Cunard’s 175th Anniversary in 2015. Secondly was bringing Ventura out from the shipyard in Italy as her first Captain and the following week of celebrations in Southampton. Captain Clark

As Captain Clark prepares to start the next chapter in his life, he reflects on the advice he offers anyone considering a career at sea: “Being at sea is a way of life not just a job. It’s great to be able to travel the world and be at sea but there are sacrifices to be made with regards to family and friends. It’s not for everyone but there are great experiences to be had.”

It’s been a true privilege to have Captain Clark as a leading light in Carnival.  As he goes to put his feet up, Captain Clark leaves behind a legacy which we’re all extremely proud to be a part of. On behalf of everyone at Carnival, I wish you a long, happy and relaxing retirement. Peter Hutchison, VP Governance

With all the best for a relaxing and enjoyable retirement Captain Clark!


Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry


Leave A Reply