Explora Journeys Appoints Christopher Austin As President North America

Explora Journeys has apointed Christopher Austin as President North America. Austin will be based in Miami.

Christopher Austin started his career at Explora Journeys in November 2020 as Chief Sales Officer. Previously, he served in leadership roles in hospitality for nearly three decades, including Senior Vice President Global Marketing & Sales at Seabourn Cruise Line and Vice President Global Luxury & Leisure Sales for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (now owned by Marriott International).

In his new role, Austin will be responsible for Explora Journeys’ entire North American market, which includes the United States, Canada and Mexico. His new role reflects his extraordinary commitment over the past few years, which he has demonstrated since November 2020 in building the cornerstones of the Explora Journeys brand. Chris’ tireless efforts, passion and strategic vision have been instrumental in sharpening the brand’s identity and driving its growth globally and in the North American region. Under his leadership, Explora Journeys will solidify its brand presence and deliver unparalleled experiences to discerning travelers in these key markets.

“Chris is a highly respected leader in the luxury hospitality industry and was a founding member of the Explora Journeys leadership team, which he joined nearly four years ago. The appointment is a reflection not only of his exceptional talent, but also of the limitless growth opportunities within our company. With his extensive expertise, Chris will undoubtedly play a crucial role in shaping the future of our company as we add new luxury ships to our fleet – such as EXPLORA II, which sets sail for the first time this year. We are very pleased to appoint him as President North America and are confident that he will be able to expand collaborations with our partners, increase demand, increase guest awareness and acceptance of the brand, and build the North American presence organization to continue. This includes a move to new offices in downtown Miami, planned for early 2025.” said Pierfrancesco Vago, Chairman Cruise Division MSC-Group.

Christopher Austin commented: “Leading Explora Journeys’ North American teams and market as President North America is both an honor and an exciting challenge for me. It is very important to me to continue my work with tireless commitment and to establish our brand as a leading company in luxury ocean travel. The appointment of President North America is not only a testament to our successes to date, but also an opportunity to shape the future of luxury dining at sea. I look forward to leading our talented teams to even greater success and delivering unforgettable trips to our discerning travelers across the United States, Canada and Mexico.”

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