Norwegian Cruise Line has marked the opening of the company’s first office the Pacific Region, with a new sales and marketing centre based in Sydney, Australia.
The new office signifies the further international expansion of the company to support a growing worldwide demand for cruise travel.
The office represents the company’s three brands: Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Industry veteran Steve Odell is leading the office as senior vice president and managing director Australia & New Zealand for Norwegian Cruise Line.
He is joined by a leadership team with broad travel industry experience including: Lisa Pile, vice president of sales Australia/New Zealand for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises; Nicole Costantin, vice president of sales Australia/New Zealand for Norwegian Cruise Line; Ben Angell, vice president marketing Norwegian Cruise Line Australia; and Elizabeth Krstevski, operations/contact centre manager Norwegian Cruise Line Australia.
“Today marks an exciting day in the history of our company, as we further expand our global team to serve the greater Australasia region,” said Odell.
“With this new office, we can now better support our travel partners as they serve their guests across the spectrum from contemporary to luxury cruising, offering sales and marketing support and a dedicated Sydney based call centre for our three brands.”
Odell will be responsible for the continued growth of the company’s presence in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and differentiating each brand’s unique offerings.
He has played a key role in the establishment of the luxury cruise segment in Australasia since 2000, with various positions in the luxury cruise sector and CLIA in the region.