In this new role, Nguyen is responsible for the companies’ interiors department and she will be lead designer for the staterooms on Holland America Line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, which is due for delivery in February 2016. Nguyen also will oversee the interiors maintenance of existing Holland America Line and Seabourn ships.
“My brings with her a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will be a valuable asset to the Interiors Department,” said Dan Grausz, EVP of fleet operations. “She began her career with Holland America Line, and we’re excited to have her experience and enthusiasm back with our team. My’s high standards for design will be a positive influence on both the Holland America Line and Seabourn fleets.”
Nguyen joins the two cruise companies from NB Design Group where she earned accolades for nationally recognized projects in both high-end residential and hospitality design. She led the team at NB Design that had a role in the interior design of staterooms on ms Eurodam and ms Nieuw Amsterdam, as well as the stateroom upgrades executed during the second phase of Holland America Line’s Signature of Excellence program.
Prior to NB Design Group, Nguyen was an interior superintendent at Holland America Line. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Puget Sound and interior design degree from The Art Institute of Seattle. Nguyen is also a recipient of the prestigious Watson Fellowship for independent study outside the United States.