Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has appointed Jason Worth to the newly created role of Vice President, International Sales.
Jason Worth, currently Vice President, Sales & General Manager, Asia Pacific, will assume his role as Vice President, International Sales with immediate effect and report to Nikki F. Upshaw, Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Worth has held various positions with the company since joining in 2011, including Vice President, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, from 2019 to 2022; and Vice President, Finance and Accounting, Asia Pacific, at parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
Jason Worth commented: “I am honored to take on this new challenge and look forward to working closely with my global colleagues as we chart a course in the next phase of the evolution of Oceania Cruises.”
Nikki F. Upshaw said to be delighted that Jason will lead the company’s international sales team. She said: “Nurturing relationships between our travel partners and our international sales team is at the heart of our business, helping us flourish over the past 20 years. This will play an equally important role in our growth plans for the next 20 years and beyond.”
Worth will oversee sales teams in the UK, Europe, Latin America and Brazil, as well as Asia Pacific, with the following Oceania Cruises direct reports: Louise Craddock, Director of Sales, UK and Ireland; Maik A. Schlüter, Director of Business Development, DACH; Riet Goetschalckx, Director of Sales, CEMEA; James Sitters, Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand; and James Thomas, Sales Operations Manager.
Also reporting to Worth are Frank Medina, Vice President, LATAM and Brazil, responsible for all three NCLH brands (Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) in the region; as well as Constance Seck, Director of Sales, Southeast Asia; Holly Kong, Director of Sales, East Asia; and Chisato Morita, General Manager, Japan, with the latter three being dual-branded, overseeing both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The appointment of Worth sees a promotion for Sitters to Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand, who was most recently Business Development Manager.
Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, added: “I am proud to have the best sales team in place for the best-in-class cruise brand in the world. With a vibrant and dynamic future ahead for Oceania Cruises, the revitalized international sales team, coupled with the invaluable support from our global travel partners, will ensure our award-winning brand continues to go from strength to strength.”
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