Luxury cruise specialist eyes growth with new board appointments

Luxury cruise specialist eyes growth with new board appointments

The Cruise Line Limited, one of the first UK cruise specialists and leading agent for a number of luxury cruise operators has made two significant board appointments to help develop its business.

Jos Dewing is appointed Managing Director and takes over from founder Robin Maclear who will take up the new role of Chairman for the Company.

Jos boasts a wealth of cruise experience, having previously worked at the Company as Sales & Marketing Director before setting up his own cruise specialist marketing consultancy. More recently Jos has sat on the Board at All Leisure Holidays and controlled sales and marketing for two of the company’s niche cruise lines, Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery. During his time at All Leisure Jos developed numerous innovative routes to market and partnerships and was involved in the acquisition of Hebridean Island Cruises and the re-launch of Swan Hellenic.

Dewing’s appointment follows that of luxury expert James Maclear as Business Development Director and comes as The Cruise Line gears up to launch a number of new initiatives. James has also previously worked at The Cruise Line and was responsible for developing its key relationships with clients and partners within the luxury sector.

Robin Maclear, Chairman, explained: “We consider ourselves to be as much a marketing company as a specialist sales agent and anticipate to increase our business over the coming years with a focus on our key partners and developing new and innovative channels to market. I am delighted to welcome Jos and James back to The Cruise Line to continue the excellent work they previously achieved.”

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Jos Dewing added “The Cruise Line remains a fantastic business and has a wealth of experience and an impressive customer base within the luxury cruise sector. I am delighted to return to oversee the new business plans and ensure the Company is always the first choice for luxury cruise and sea travel”.