RCL Cruises her­alds new ANZ skip­per

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ROYAL Caribbean Cruises (RCL) has an­nounced that Su­san Bon­ner has to­day for­mally as­sumed the role of the com­pany’s vice pres­i­dent and manag­ing di­rec­tor, Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

She will be charged with look­ing af­ter the Royal Caribbean In­ter­na­tional, Celebrity Cruises and Aza­mara Club Cruises brands for the lo­cal mar­ket and will re­port to se­nior vice pres­i­dent in­ter­na­tional Gavin Smith.

When the cruise line orig­i­nally re­vealed Bon­ner would be tak­ing over the po­si­tion ( CW 27 Feb), the out­go­ing Adam Arm­strong was slated to leave in Aug.

On of­fi­cially tak­ing the role, Bon­ner in­di­cated she was look­ing for­ward to work­ing with the Aus­tralian travel trade to help drive RCL’s brands for­ward.

“Our trade part­ners con­tinue to be an ab­so­lutely in­te­gral part of our busi­ness strat­egy; I can’t wait to get to know them and to build on the ground­break­ing in­no­va­tion we’re renowned for bring­ing to the in­dus­try,” said Bon­ner.

“With the high­est mar­ket pen­e­tra­tion for cruis­ing of any coun­try, I’m look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing the in­cred­i­ble mo­men­tum our brands are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing,” she added.

Bon­ner most re­cently held the role of vice pres­i­dent of Celebrity Cruises’ rev­enue man­age­ment and on­board rev­enue in RCL’s Mi­ami of­fice, where she spear­headed the launch of the com­pany’s lux­ury Sol­stice Class ships.

Pic­tured: Su­san Bon­ner.

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