NCL to Pump Up Hawaii Operations

Norwegian Cruise Line has hired a new executive to run its Hawaii business, which Colin Veitch, NCL's CEO, has said was mostly responsible for his company's $60.8 million first-quarter losses. Alan Yamamoto, formerly a director with Hawaii's main power supply company, will take over from NCL's current executive vice president of Hawaii operations, Robert Kritzman, who will leave the post in June. NCL's Q1 losses were chalked up to losses stemming from its US-flagged Hawaii program, due to an increase in competition and an overly accelerated introduction of fleet capacity to the region. The two were factors for NCL moving Pride of Hawaii to Europe next year.