Frank Del Rio

Frank Del Rio, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

For Creative Attention To Detail

With innovative leadership by Frank Del Rio, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH)’s three brands — Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises — have prospered. In fact, NCLH’s third quarter 2018 earnings report showed that advance bookings for all three brands are well ahead of last year’s record levels for occupancy and pricing. Under Del Rio, NCLH’s combined fleet has grown to 26 ships with 54,500 berths, with eight more to be delivered between 2019 and 2027.

Putting his creative touches on Seven Seas Explorer, Oceania’s Sirena and Norwegian Bliss prior to launch, Del Rio assured that the smallest details of design, style and amenities truly count. It’s all about assuring the guest experience is “just right,” and that philosophy continues as the company readies to launch the new Seven Seas Splendor, Oceania’s upcoming new builds and Norwegian Encore

Under his leadership, NCLH has developed Harvest Caye, the company’s private island Belize destination. And in a poignant, personal milestone, Del Rio sailed on one of his company’s ships back into Havana, Cuba, returning to the city he left as a six-year-old in 1961 when his family immigrated to the U.S.

Frank Del Rio