Dahnke joins NCLH Board

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has appointed Scott Dahnke to its Board, as a new independent director, effective 14th July, 2020. “It is my pleasure to welcome Scott to our Board of Directors,” said Russell Galbut, Chairman of the Board. “Scott’s extensive experience partnering with [Read more...]

2020-07-27T15:08:43+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Appointments|

Ponfoort named CEO of Aurora Expeditions

Aurora Expeditions has appointed Monique Ponfoort (pictured) as CEO, effective October, 2020. Ponfoort will join Aurora from Ponant and Paul Gauguin Cruises where she was Vice President and General Manager for Asia/Pacific. Aurora Chairman, Neville Buch, said: “Monique is an impressive executive and her extensive [Read more...]

2020-07-27T15:04:09+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Appointments|

Anastassiadis joins MSC

MSC Cruises has appointed Kyriakos (Kerry) Anastassiadis (pictured) to the position of senior advisor for institutional and maritime affairs. His remit will be to liaise with public authorities and regulatory bodies. Prior to joining MSC Cruises, he was CEO of Celestyal Cruises where he oversaw [Read more...]

2020-07-27T14:35:14+00:00 July 27th, 2020|Appointments|

Weidacher steps up at TUI

Benny Weidacher (pictured) has been named Vice President of Operations at TUI Cruises. He takes over from Ferdinand Strohmeier who is leaving the cruise company to become CEO at the Portuguese expedition cruise operator, Mystic Cruises. Weidacher was most recently Vice President Ship Operations at Pullmantur and [Read more...]

2020-07-13T11:27:11+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Appointments|

Zanetti named Costa CCO

Mario Zanetti (pictured right) has been named CCO of Costa Cruises with immediate effect. He was most recently president of Costa Group Asia, and helped lead the company's turnaround in China from the company's Shanghai office Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia [Read more...]

2020-07-13T11:21:22+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Appointments|

Leibowitz takes over at Seabourn

Josh Leibowitz (pictured) has been named President of Seabourn, effective immediately. Reporting to Stein Kruse, Group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Leibowitz’s responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of the ultra-luxury brand’s operations, including revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning, hotel operations, [Read more...]

2020-07-13T11:06:18+00:00 July 13th, 2020|Appointments|

Mazloum heads up Disney Cruise Line

Disney has announced a number of leadership changes at within its divisions, including Disney Cruise Line. For example, Thomas Mazloum, (pictured) formerly Senior Vice President of Resort and Transportation Operations at Walt Disney World Resort, has been appointed President, Disney Signature Experiences, which includes Disney [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:59:37+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Appointments|

Read joins Storylines

Storylines, currently developing a residential type cruise ship, has appointed Dr Paul Read as Project Manager for newbuilding projects. He is CEO of Gelen Marine and has over 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and conversions.  He is a chartered Naval Architect and Marine Engineer [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:57:02+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Appointments|

New Port Everglades CEO and Port Director

Broward County Administrator, Bertha Henry, has announced that Jonathan Daniels is to be Port Everglades new CEO and Port Director. As well as catering for cruise ships, Port Everglades handles other cargoes and is currently  undergoing a $1.6 bill port expansion project. Daniels will come [Read more...]

2020-05-29T08:47:23+00:00 May 29th, 2020|Appointments|