Rainer takes over at HX

HX (formerly Hurtigruten Expeditions) has appointed Gebhard Rainer (pictured) as its new CEO, effective 15th June. Daniel Skjeldam, the current Group CEO and CEO of HX, will switch to Board member of Hurtigruten Group. Skjeldam has been serving as both Group CEO and HX CEO [Read more...]

2024-06-14T22:57:28+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Appointments|

Jones steps up at Cunard

David Jones has been promoted to Cunard’s Vice President of global marketing & UK/EMEA Sales. He has had various roles with Cunard, most recently as Marketing Director. He replaced Angus Struthers who left the company recently. Katie McAlister, Cunard President, said: “We are delighted to [Read more...]

2024-06-14T22:55:07+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Appointments|

Bouldin to head up RCI’s China business

Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) EMEA Vice President, Ben Bouldin (pictured) is to become President of Royal Caribbean China this summer. He has been with RCI since 2014. Bouldin will lead the day to day Chinese business operations, overseeing the sales, marketing and commercial teams. He [Read more...]

2024-06-14T22:53:05+00:00 June 14th, 2024|Appointments|

Cruise Europe’s new Chair

Cruise Europe, the association representing cruise ports across Europe, has elected Simone Maraschi (flanked above by Michael McCarthy and Jens Skrede) as its new Chairperson. With a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the cruise industry, Maraschi brings a fresh perspective and innovative [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:33:31+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Appointments|

Stephen steps up at RCI

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) has named Angie Stephen  as the new Senior Vice President of the brand’s international business. Stephen (pictured) will oversee the continued growth of the cruise line’s global footprint across more than 80 countries, from Australia and China to those in Asia/Pacific, [Read more...]

2024-05-28T20:08:36+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Appointments|

Azamara Cruises has new CEO

Dondra Ritzenthaler (pictured) has taken up the position of Azamara Cruises’ CEO. She has had more than four decades of experience in the travel sector. “I’m thrilled to be officially joining the incredible Azamara team,” she said. “I am very proud of what Azamara has [Read more...]

2024-05-28T19:59:15+00:00 May 28th, 2024|Appointments|

Hernandez named Silversea brand President

Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) has announced that Bert Hernandez will succeed Barbara Muckermann as Silversea President. Muckermann is to leave RCI after 14 years with Silversea to pursue other opportunities. "I have had the pleasure of working with Barbara since 2018 when Silversea joined Royal [Read more...]

2024-04-29T17:13:04+00:00 April 29th, 2024|Appointments|