All smiles at Norwegian
THE establishment of a dedicated Australasian office for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has been an outstanding success, with the investment leading to significant increases in sales across all three of the company’s brands: Norwegian, Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
Previously represented under GSA arrangements, the expanded operation now has 14 people in field sales across the brands, as well as a Sydney-based call centre.
NCLH head of international business development, Harry Sommer, made a sojourn to Sydney earlier this week ( CW Tue) to touch base with regional vice president Steve Odell, who told CW the biggest growth percentage-wise had been for Regent Seven Seas which has tripled sales since a year ago.
Sales for Oceania are up 30%, while 2018 is seen as a key opportunity with forward bookings for all brands surging.
Norwegian has just debuted its new Norwegian Joy, with Odell and Sommer ( pictured) helping host about 800 key industry partners from across the region at a Singapore event last weekend.