Cameron steps up at Ambassador

2024-06-28T17:37:29+00:00 June 28th, 2024|Appointments|

Ambassador Cruise Line has promoted Karen Cameron to the newly created role of deputy head of trade, as part of the company’s ongoing recruitment drive.

Cameron (pictured) has had nearly 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, which included roles at Thomas Cook, Stewart Travel, Barrhead Travel Group and P&O Cruises, before joining Ambassador in 2023 as divisional sales manager for the north, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

On 1st July, she will take up her new role where she has been tasked with leveraging existing commercial relationships to maximise sales opportunities, while ensuring trade partners have all the support and tools they need, Ambassador said.

She will report to head of distribution, Nicola Harper.

“Since joining the Ambassador family in early 2023, Karen has done a truly amazing job as division sales manager for the north, going above and beyond the call of duty in creating and fostering partnerships with our agent partners,” Harper said. “She is absolutely ready to take on this key role in the business.

“As brand awareness and interest in our no-fly, affordable quality offering continues to grow, our agent relationships have never been more important to us and I look forward to working with Karen as we continue to develop a brand and a business that stands head and shoulders above our nearest competitors in the UK cruise market,” Harper added.

Ambassador has also opened a US office to serve the North American market.

“Our expansion into North America is an exhilarating milestone for Ambassador Cruise Line,” explained CEO Christopher Verhounig.

“We pride ourselves on offering our guests an authentic sailing experience that goes above and beyond their expectations and we are absolutely delighted to bring our signature brand of affordable quality cruises to even more guests.

“Having a dedicated team to support our North American operations underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional service and memorable voyages.

“With 94% of all those who sail with us saying that they would recommend us to their friends and family, we are very much looking forward to offering guests from North America the ‘warmest welcome at sea’ in the months and years to come,” he said.