Mitchell J. Schlesinger Departs Voyages to Antiquity

Voyages to Antiquity announced the departure of Mitchell J. Schlesinger, who helped oversee the launch of the niche cruise line. Jim Applebaum, formerly of Paul Gauguin Cruises, was named the VP of sales and marketing, North America. 

“Mitch made a great contribution to the development of Voyages to Antiquity in the US. We thank him for his initiative,” said David Yellow, managing director of the company. 

Jim Applebaum recently served as the director of sales during his seven-year tenure at the five-star luxury cruise line Paul Gauguin Cruises. Before that Applebaum worked for First European Cruises and Travelsavers. Other cruise industry experience includes Premier Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. 

“Jim brings with him more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry. He is well respected, has a solid reputation within the travel agent community and an intimate understanding of our target audience, the specialty cruise market,” said Yellow. “We are looking forward to his success with Voyages to Antiquity.”

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