Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Nathan Hickman, formerly vice president of national accounts for Oceania Cruises, is joining the line as vice president, national accounts and field sales effective January 1, 2015.
Norwegian Cruise Line's parent company, Norwegian Cruise Holdings, recently acquired the Oceania Cruises brand as part of its purchase of Prestige Cruises International.
In addition to managing national accounts, Hickman will be managing Norwegian Cruise Line's sales team, said Andy Stuart, executive vice president of sales for Norwegian Cruise Line.
Hickman joined Oceania Cruises in early 2003 and was part of the startup team for the company as the first person hired into the sales team. He managed inside sales in 2003, international sales in 2004 and moved to national accounts in 2005. At Oceania, he also established and oversaw the onboard future sales program, along with Oceania Cruises’ loyalty program, the Oceania Club.
Hickman will report to Stuart and be part of the North American sales leadership team that includes Alex Pinelo, vice president, key accounts; Clark Reber, director, industry development; Glen Rothe, director, sales operations and Katina Athanasiou, vice president, charter, meeting and incentive sales. He will be based in Norwegian’s Miami office.