Vice President & Managing Director Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa
Kevin Bubolz, who previously served as Managing Director Europe, has been named Vice President & Managing Director Continental Europe, Middle East & Africa in January 2023. In this expanded role, he assumes responsibility for the Cruise Line's Sales activities in more than sixty high-potential markets, including DACH, Scandinavia, Spain, Israel and South Africa amongst others.
Bubolz has a successful track record in the travel and cruising industry and is passionate about cruising and the cruise industry. He started his career in 1997 working as a travel agent at TUI Leisure Travel GmbH in Kiel and soon transitioned into the cruising industry. In 2005, he moved on to Norwegian Cruise Line's European branch office in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he has since worked in various marketing, sales and revenue management positions. Before being appointed Managing Director, he held the position of Vice President of Commercial and Business Planning at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH), the umbrella company of Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Among his greatest accomplishments with NCLH has been the creation of the Commercial Business Planning department in 2015 as a strategic interface unit between the global head office of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. and its international offices. This unit has been a key component in driving NCLH's international business and strengthening the company's global position.
Bubolz was born and raised in the German port city Kiel at the Baltic Sea. He is married and has two daughters, who both share his passion for travel and cruising.