MSC Cruises USA has announced that Erin Douglas is joining the cruise line as vice president of field sales, effective immediately. In her role, Douglas will lead MSC’s business development managers and support teams as those teams double in size to accommodate the line’s ongoing North American expansion, and will oversee MSC’s efforts to further partner with U.S.-based travel advisors and help grow their businesses. Douglas will report to Koreen McNutt, senior vice president and commercial sales officer. Her new role is part of a broader organizational realignment to integrate commercial functions and support the company’s growth in the U.S.
Douglas arrives at MSC Cruises with more than 20 years of cruise industry experience focused on driving business development and success in marketing. She spent 14 years at Carnival Cruise Lines, where she most recently served as senior director of strategic partnerships. Prior to that, she was a cruise manager for a major travel retailer, having originally begun her career as a travel advisor.
McNutt said, “Erin will play a pivotal role in expanding the partnerships we have with our amazing community of travel advisors in the U.S. market. She’s well known and respected in the cruise industry, and she has the leadership and relationship-building skills needed to support our aggressive expansion goals in the coming years. I’m confident she’s the right person to work with our sales team and our travel advisors to achieve that growth. We’re all excited to have her join the MSC Cruises family.”
MSC Cruises has a modern fleet of 21 vessels combined with a sizable future global investment portfolio of new vessels. The fleet is projected to grow to 23 cruise ships by 2025, with options for six more vessel orders in place through 2030.
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