Piccirillo becomes MSC CFO

Alfonso Piccirillo has been appointed CFO of MSC Cruises, effective immediately. Piccirillo (pictured) joined MSC Cruises in 2004 and has for the past five years been the cruise line’s Head of Financial Planning and Controlling. His previous roles at the company include Business Analyst and [Read more...]

2021-01-26T20:03:56+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Appointments|

Vago takes up CLIA Chair

Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman, has been appointed Global Chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) for a two-year term. He will assume the Chairmanship effective immediately. “On behalf of the entire CLIA community, including both our staff and our members, I would like [Read more...]

2021-01-26T20:00:37+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Appointments|

Pfitzner becomes Hapag-Lloyd Cruises CEO

Julian Pfitzner has been appointed CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, effective 1st January. Following the integration of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises under the TUI Cruises umbrella, Karl Pojer, former CEO, has stepped down. Pfitzner (pictured) was formerly product manager for ‘Europa 2’ and for the German brand marketing. [Read more...]

2021-01-11T21:50:14+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Appointments|

Felin named CEO of Hurtigruten Norway

Hurtigruten Group has appointed Hedda Felin CEO of Hurtigruten Norway. “Hedda is a highly respected executive, a true visionary and the right woman for this unique position. Her profile, values and spirit fit very well with Hurtigruten’s commitment to sustainability, local communities and creating unique [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:47:20+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Appointments|

Cunard strengthens North American team

Cunard Line has made three key changes to senior leadership roles in its North American operation. This move forms part of the company's continued efforts to strengthen its position and best prepare for the resumption of cruising. Management changes include internal appointments to sales and [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:26:43+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Appointments|

MedCruise appoints new Secretary General

Aimilia Papachristou has taken on the role of new Secretary General of the MedCruise Association. Papachristou (pictured) previously served as a senior project manager at MedCruise and, before 2013, was an advisor at the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping. “We are confident that [Read more...]

2020-11-28T11:32:38+00:00 November 28th, 2020|Appointments|

Ponfoort appointed Aurora Expeditions CEO

Monique Ponfoort has been appointed CEO of Aurora Expeditions. Ponfoort (pictured) has had more than 25 years of experience in the travel and cruise industry, including with Qantas, Jetset, Helloworld, and most recently, seven years in managing PONANT’s Asia/Pacific market. “Despite the challenges facing the [Read more...]

2020-11-14T14:36:19+00:00 November 14th, 2020|Appointments|