Meet the Team
CHARTERS, MEETINGS & INCENTIVES – SALES
Anthony Diaz, Senior Director
Anthony serves as the SVP of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Charters, Meetings & Incentives Team. He is responsible for overall leadership of event, group, and charter sales and operations for the 28 ship portfolio of Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises.
He also holds the role of Chief Executive Officer of Sixthman, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCL and global leader in immersive festival experiences serving fans and iconic artists, actors, and athletes vacations at sea in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Prior to his positions with Sixthman and NCLH, Anthony served in a series of Executive Marketing and Sales leadership roles with Gannett, an international media and marketing solutions company, with his last position serving on Gannett Broadcast’s Executive Corporate team as Vice President of Sales Strategy and Development responsible for the execution of multi-media sales efforts for the division’s 23 television stations, websites, and 250-person sales force.
Neil Brodie, Corporate Sales Manager, East
Based in Miami, Neil has an impressive background in the hospitality business. Prior to joining NCLH, he worked in a variety of roles where he was responsible for sales and operations for both land-based and cruise companies. Most recently, he worked for a major cruise line where he oversaw global operations for both charter and group programs of Fortune 500 clients and had responsibility for all worldwide group sales. In his current role, Neil is responsible for business development of corporate event, incentive group and full-ship charter programs in the East region for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. He received his BA in Management and Marketing from the University of Miami and his MBA in Management from Nova Southeastern University.
Erica Lewis, Corporate Sales Manager, West
After receiving her BA in Marketing from the University of Miami, Erica joined the Oceania Cruises Marketing team, held multiple marketing roles within the organization, and was most recently responsible for the operation of all full ship charters for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She has strong operations knowledge and is greatly respected for her ability to foster relationships, making it her mission to ensure every client’s program needs and expectations are surpassed. Now, as Corporate Sales Manager, Erica is directly responsible for business development of corporate, meeting, incentive and full-ship charter programs in her region for all three NCLH brands.
Jose Lopez, Sales Specialist, East
With over 14 years of experience in various positions at NCL, Jose joined the Charter, Meeting & Incentive team in 2018 and works with Neil on North America eastern region business. He started at the company as a reservation agent and since then gained valuable knowledge with roles in Passenger Services, International Reservations, Casino & Trade Programs and finally Strategic Accounts for the North America Sales team. Born and raised in Brazil but with Cuban parents, Jose is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and uses his language skills and attention to detail to continue to provide exceptional service to his clients.
Robert Giraud, Sales Specialist, West
Robert is based in Miami, FL and brings over 20 years of cruise experience to our team. Having previously worked for Cunard Line, Seabourn and Silversea Cruises, Robert has had the opportunity to travel to a vast number of cruise destinations. He has held various positions within International Sales, National Accounts, as well as Corporate, Incentive and Charter Sales. Robert joined Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings to provide sales support to the West Coast region, working with Erica Lewis to help secure future business and manage existing accounts. Born in New York, he relocated to South Florida in 1997 to be closer to the thriving hub of the worldwide cruise industry. Robert is fluent in English and Spanish.
CHARTERS, MEETINGS & INCENTIVES – OPERATIONS
Sarah Bodeker, Sr. Manager, Charter Operations
Sarah started her career with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2007 in Omaha, NE. She began her career as a Cruise Account Executive and was then extended an invitation to move to Florida after being recognized as a top salesperson. Shortly after, Sarah was promoted to the Group Department and held multiple roles and ultimately led the team as a Group Services Manager. Sarah has a great attention to detail and passion for delivering successful group programs. Her knowledge in operations now plays a key role in leading the NCLH team of Charter Operations Managers.
Rolando Mendoza, Manager, Charter Services
Based in Miami, Florida, Rolando started his career with Norwegian Cruise Line in 1998. During his 9-year tenure, he held various positions within Reservations, Land Programs, Inside Sales and then Trade Programs, where he managed multiple programs ranging from Presidents and Platinum Club Annual Meetings, trade-shows, conventions, and annual sales meetings. Most recently he held positions with International Cruise and Excursions as an Account Manager for Latin America and Manager of Marketing Communications with Raintree Resorts International. With extensive experience in the cruise and hospitality industry, Rolando has developed incredibly strong relationships with a focus on establishing brand loyalty and repeat business. He is passionate about his work, enjoys challenges, and focuses on the qualities each member brings to the team.