Carnival flags put at half-mast in honor of Captain Antonio Marchetti

Nov 09, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line family mourns the Loss of a great captain amazing person, and above all a good man. Captain Antonio Marchetti, one of Carnival’s longest-serving captains since 1988, passed away on November 6, 2019.

Flags were flown at half-mast on all Carnival ships for one day as a sign of respect and final salute to a great captain who will be dearly missed by all of us. 

Anyone who has sailed with Captain Marchetti over the past years could witness his professionalism and love for the sea. He was a humble and honorable man with a huge heart who created a positive and friendly atmosphere on the ships which he oversaw.

The following message was sent to all VPs and shipboard leadership on behalf of Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line:

“Dear Team Carnival

As some of you already know, one of Carnival Cruise Line's longest-serving captains, Antonio Marchetti, passed away.

On behalf of the entire Carnival family, I want to express our sincerest condolences to his beautiful wife Claudia and his family as they cope with this loss"

Sending our deepest condolences to his family and Carnival family, God bless. We will remember Captain Marchetti in our hearts and thoughts you will always be there with us.