Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announces changes in the organizational structure of its operations in Continental Europe - EU-EN -
Wiesbaden - Feb 28, 2018
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. today announced enhancements to the organizational structure of its Continental Europe operations that will enable it to further leverage the extensive corporate resources and expertise already in place in the region and continue to strengthen its presence in the European cruise market.
Kevin Bubolz has been appointed to the role of Vice President and Managing Director, NCL Europe. Kevin has a long and successful career with the company in numerous financial, sales and marketing roles and is well positioned to head up sales, marketing and public relations efforts within Continental Europe and Scandinavia for the NCL brand, reporting to Harry Sommer, Executive Vice President, International Business Development.
In addition, the company announced the appointment of Todd Hamilton to Sr. Director Commercial Planning. In his new role, Todd will look over strategy, financial analysis, IT and Operations and will liaise with revenue management for the entire international organization, across the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Hamilton will also report to Harry Sommer.
Continuing on with the enhancements, the company also announced the promotion of two team members from the Wiesbaden office. Julia-Christin Wiencke is promoted to Director of Marketing, NCL Europe. Tina Kunze is promoted to Director of Planning and Operations, NCL Europe. Both Julia-Christin and Tina report into Kevin Bubolz. "We are thrilled to have a wealth of top talent at NCLH, and it is notable that we are able to fill even the most senior positions in the organization from our rich internal talent pool. I have closely worked with Kevin, Todd, Julia-Christin and Tina over a number of years, and know they will each do a brilliant job tackling their newly expanded roles. Through these appointments, we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to the international markets, specifically the Continental European and Scandinavian markets. Working with our strong and valued partners across all of Europe, we look forward to continuing to win guests over to our premium product offerings", said Sommer.
Christian Boell and Evelyn Ackermann are leaving the company. During his tenure, Christian Boell was instrumental in bringing a 5th Norwegian Cruise Line ship to Europe, the Norwegian Jade, and introducing Premium All Inclusive to the European market.
“We thank Christian and Evelyn for their contributions and wish them the best of success in their future endeavors”, says Harry Sommer.
About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. With a combined fleet of 25 ships with approximately 50,400 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 450 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce seven additional ships through 2025, and has an option to introduce two additional ships for delivery in 2026 and 2027. Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort- style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pool and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand's 15 ships.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018, Oceania Cruises is the world's leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line's six intimate and luxurious ships which carry only 684 or 1,250 guests offer an unrivaled vacation experience featuring the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly crafted voyages aboard designer-inspired, intimate ships call on more than 450 ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific and epic Around The World Voyages that range from 180 to 200 days.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers the industry's most inclusive luxury experience aboard its all-suite fleet. Seven Seas Mariner's 2018 dry-dock refurbishment will conclude the line's $125 million refurbishment program to elevate the elegance of the whole fleet to the standard set by Seven Seas Explorer. In early 2020, Regent will perfect luxury with the launch of Seven Seas Splendor. A voyage with Regent Seven Seas Cruises includes all-suite accommodations, round-trip air, highly personalized service, exquisite cuisine, fine wines and spirits, unlimited internet access, sightseeing excursions in every port, gratuities, ground transfers and a pre-cruise hotel package for guests staying in concierge-level suites and higher.
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