Oceania has new Vice President

2023-08-13T15:59:37+00:00 August 13th, 2023|Appointments|

Oceania Cruises has promoted Jason Worth to the newly created post of Vice President, International Sales.

Worth, currently Vice President, Sales & General Manager, Asia/Pacific, will assume the role with immediate effect and report to Nikki Upshaw, Senior Vice President, Global Sales.

He has held various positions with Ocenia since joining in 2011, including Vice President, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, from 2019 to 2022; and Vice President, Finance and Accounting, Asia/Pacific, at parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).

Upshaw said: “I am delighted that Jason will lead our international sales team. Nurturing relationships between our travel partners and our international sales team is at the heart of our business, helping us flourish over the past 20 years. This will play an equally important role in our growth plans for the next 20 years and beyond.”

Worth will oversee sales teams in the UK, Europe, Latin America and Brazil, as well as Asia/Pacific, with the following Oceania sales team: Louise Craddock, Director of Sales, UK and Ireland; Maik Schlüter, Director of Business Development, DACH; Riet Goetschalckx, Director of Sales, CEMEA; James Sitters, Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand; and James Thomas, Sales Operations Manager.

Also reporting to Worth are Frank Medina, Vice President, LATAM and Brazil, responsible for all three NCLH brands (Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) in the region; as well as Constance Seck, Director of Sales, Southeast Asia; Holly Kong, Director of Sales, East Asia; and Chisato Morita, General Manager, Japan. The latter three are responsible for overseeing both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The appointment of Worth has resulted in a promotion for Sitters to Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand. He was most recently Business Development Manager.

Worth commented: “I am honoured to take on this new challenge and look forward to working closely with my global colleagues as we chart a course in the next phase of the evolution of Oceania Cruises.”

Frank Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, added: “I am proud to have the best sales team in place for the best-in-class cruise brand in the world. With a vibrant and dynamic future ahead for Oceania Cruises, the revitalised international sales team, coupled with the invaluable support from our global travel partners, will ensure our award-winning brand continues to go from strength to strength.”