All smiles at Nor­we­gian

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

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.

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