NCLH appoints new leaders for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced that Andrea DeMarco will become president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Frank A. Del Rio will become president of Oceania Cruises, effective January 1.

DeMarco and Del Rio will succeed Jason Montague and Howard Sherman, respectively, who will become the company’s special advisors.


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“We are grateful to Jason and Howard for their significant contributions to the success of our business and their tremendous accomplishments at Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises,” said Frank J. Del Rio, President and CEO of parent company Norwegian. Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. We look forward to continuing to partner with them in their new roles as Special Advisors and to benefit from the wealth of knowledge, experience and strategic relationships they have accumulated as cruise industry leaders over the years. more than two decades.

DeMarco is currently director of sales and marketing for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, while Frank A. Del Rio holds the same position for Oceania.

“In their current roles as Sales and Marketing Directors for their brands, they have worked side-by-side with Jason and Howard, proving time and time again their strong leadership skills, strategic mindset and ability to deliver results. top-notch,” Frank J, Del Rio said in a statement. “I am confident that they are ready to take the helm and build on our significant momentum at this critical juncture as we complete our transition to stable operations and prepare to realize our industry-leading growth profile. industry.”

DeMarco has nearly 20 years of experience in the cruise industry in several areas of the business. She has held her current position since September 2021, at a pivotal time for the cruise line as it resumed operations following the pandemic. DeMarco previously held various positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 2012, including as senior vice president of investor relations, corporate communications, and environmental, social and governance for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings from January 2020 to August 2021.

She has successfully represented the company on Wall Street since its IPO and has earned numerous accolades, including recognition as Top Leisure Investor Relations Manager on the Institutional Investor All-American Executive Team rankings. . Previously, she worked in charter sales and corporate financial planning positions at Royal Caribbean Group. DeMarco holds an MBA in finance from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University.

“I am honored to lead the world’s premier luxury cruise line,” said Andrea DeMarco, Director of Sales and Marketing for Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Regent’s hardworking and talented team is truly second to none, and I look forward to contributing to the future growth and success of the line, particularly as we prepare for the addition of our newest vessel, Seven Seas Grandeur. , in 2023.”

Frank A. Del Rio, son of the CEO of NCLH, began his career in the cruise industry in 2003. Frank A. Del Rio has held his current role with Oceania since March 2022 and as Senior Vice President of Port Destinations and earnings on board from March 2015 to April 2017. From 2018 to March 2022, he pursued entrepreneurial opportunities in private equity, finance and technology, working in areas such as intelligence artificial intelligence, telecommunications and 5G network solutions, medical and real estate development.

Prior to the Company’s acquisition of Prestige Cruises and its subsidiaries, Frank A. Del Rio served as Senior Vice President of Port and Destination Services at Prestige from 2008 to March 2015. He holds a B. in finance and economics from the University of Florida.

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