It's been a busy week of executive moves in the cruise industry.
This week American Cruise Lines named Susan Shultz-Gelina its new vice president of trade relations. Formerly the line’s director of business development, the 20-year cruise veteran will now oversee all trade partnerships and group sales.
Scenic, meanwhile, has tapped “charter guru” Bruce Setloff to assist its Scenic Luxury Cruises and Tours and Emerald Waterways in an advisory role as the two brands seek to grow their charter sales. Setloff, who has worked with brands such as Crystal, Azamara, SeaDream, Seabourn, Cunard and Royal Cruise Line, will work with the company’s senior management to develop a CMI operation.
SeaDream Yacht Club hired Jos Dewing to spearhead its sales in the UK market and develop relationships with trade partners, reporting to SeaDream VP Sales Jannicke Rognstad. Dewing has 15 years of experience, previously owning board-level roles at Voyages to Antiquity, The Cruise Line and CruiseTech.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) named Julie Green its vice president of strategic communications for Europe as part of a plan to grow its presence in the region. Green, who most recently served as the head of corporate communications for consulting firm WSP UK, will lead CLIA’s strategic communications efforts in Europe, beginning her tenure in London and transitioning to CLIA’s office in Brussels in August. CLIA said that has also established a new Director General position for Europe, which will be filled “soon.”