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Peter Fetten

Senior Vice President Corperate Ship Refit

Carnival Corp.

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Carnival Corp.

3655 Northwest. 87Th Avenue.

Miami, Florida,33178

United States

Company Description

About Carnival Corporation & plc Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest leisure travel company in the world, with a portfolio of 10 cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia comprised of Carnival Cruise Line, Fathom, Holland America Line, P...more

Background Information

Employment History

Vice President NB and Fleet Design

RCCL


Vice President NB and Fleet Design

Royal Caribbean International


Managing Director

B&V Repair


Non Executive Director

Saga Holidays


Managing Director

Fetten Consulting


MD-Ship Repair and Conversion

Blohm + Voss GmbH


Affiliations

Grand Bahamas Shipyard

Board Member


Education

degrees

naval architecture and welding engineering

University of Hamburg


Web References(48 Total References)


World Cruise Industry Review September 2011 - World Cruise Network

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Ian Duncan talks to Carnival's Peter Fetten and Royal Caribbean's Kevin Douglas about how operators...


Refitting with Purpose - World Cruise Network

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Orla O'Sullivan talks to Peter Fetten, SVP of refits of Carnival Corporation, about the challenge of refitting ships that meet market expectations and changing demographic trends.
When Peter Fetten joined Carnival Corporation as senior vice president of refits, this newly created role was the latest step in his already impressive career. With 30 years' maritime experience, he has held a similar role at RCCL and positions with Blohm + Voss Shipyard, Barthels & Luders and his own consulting firm. Having joined Carnival last year, Fetten sees himself as head of a service utility for the world's biggest cruise operator, mediating between brands and instituting best practices across the company. When asked which of these aspects is more important, he replies, "Both". For example, as a mediator in a sale, Fetten says he might arbitrate between the seller and buyer on what is a reasonable cost and length of time for a ship to migrate from one brand to another, although this is not always plain sailing. "Sometimes we criticise, sometimes we are being criticised," he notes with a laugh. Fetten's main team comprises six architects, designers and technicians. He also has access to a large corporate newbuilding group, and similar groups within some Carnival cruise brands that have their own heads of refitting. "However, we should not take away the responsibility of the individual lines," Fetten emphasises. Rather, he sees himself and his group as defining processes and reinforcing success by analysing what has worked best across the entire fleet. Without such a conscious effort to institute best practice, a lot of individual knowledge may not be communicated. "Most of the job is defining the right designs and the right people for the task," Fetten says. "We don't have a formal database where you put in a profile and it pops out a name, but we keep a huge database on the latest performance statistics in the cruise industry." This data includes information on shipyard and contractor selection and pricing. Fetten is adept at analysing data to achieve results. In the 1990s, as head of his own consulting company in his native Germany, he saved upwards of $10m per ship for clients by building in China. Rate of change There is no way to be an expert in all aspects of cruise life. "A cruise ship is basically a town," says Fetten. Hence, Carnival draws on a lot of outside partners, working with many of the world's major retailers, casino and spa operators to stay abreast of current trends. The two biggest trends Fetten sees for the coming decade are an even greater escalation in the speed of refurbishment cycles, and more sophisticated customers. Customer awareness will see a continuation of the focus on health and wellness, bringing increased dietary options, activities and, notably, spa services on board. "Historically, a ship was modernised after 25 years; now it's every ten years," Fetten says. "It's a constant adaptation to keep ships fresh and in line with the latest building philosophy and trends. Fetten notes there must be balance between the renewal of some ships and ensuring others do not look jaded by comparison, adding that there is a constant recycling within fleets since it takes up to four years for a single refurbishment. "If you don't have a primary speciality restaurant, at least one - even sometimes five or six - it's possible you'll lose customers," Fetten says. "Within Carnival Corporation there is the fun ship concept, Holland America for older people and Princess for the baby boomers," says Fetten, who is also aware of the differences between markets. "Not only is the European market different from the US, but within European countries Spain is completely different to the UK," he says. "The speed of change is increasing year by year. It's a huge task to take a ship out of service and modernise it in the quickest time possible." While Fetten is aware that it is his job to ensure that each customer gets to enjoy "a four-or five-star experience", he is also aware that there is no alternative to facing this challenge: "The more you adapt the better you perform." Images Carnival Corporation senior vice-president of refits Peter Fetten.


About Us Print - World Cruise Industry Review

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Peter Fetten, Carnival Corporation's senior vice-president - corporate ship refits, discusses the $155-million makeover of the Carnival Sunshine and the challenge of finding reliable turnkey contractors.


Blohm+Voss

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»Blohm+Voss has proven itself as a partner for complex refittings and modernizations, and it is only a logical consequence for us to define the outstanding collaboration in the corresponding agreement.« explains Peter Fetten, Senior Vice President of Corporate Ship Refits for Carnival Corporation.


Blohm+Voss

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»Blohm+Voss has proven itself as a partner for complex refittings and modernizations, and it is only a logical consequence for us to define the outstanding collaboration in the corresponding agreement.« explains Peter Fetten, Senior Vice President of Corporate Ship Refits for Carnival Corporation.


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