In brief: top cruise stories from Sep 2021

Fitzgerald in, Myrmell out as Carnival President Australia

MARGUERITE Fitzgerald will take over as President of Carnival Australia and P&O Cruises Australia from 10 Jan, as incumbent Sture Myrmell transitions to a new role within the company.

Myrmell will relocate to be the Carnival UK President from 18 Oct, and will be replaced by Fitzgerald, who most recently served as the lead for Boston Consulting Group’s global lodging & leisure practice.

Celebrity to get an Edge in fly-cruise market

The development of Celebrity Edge’s inaugural Australian season is focused heavily on fly-cruise and new-to-industry/new-to-brand, Vice President & Managing Director, Australia & APAC Tim Jones told travelBulletin.

Celebrity Cruises late last month revealed Edge will make her first trip to the Southern Hemisphere in 2023/24, undertaking a series of voyages from Sydney between Dec 2023 and Apr 2024.

Quark banks expedition veteran Halfpenny

In a significant expansion of Quark Expeditions’ local sales operations, Robert Halfpenny has been appointed as the cruise line’s new Director of Sales for Australia.

Most recently Aurora Expeditions Managing Director, Halfpenny’s local career also includes senior roles with Virgin Australia, Globus and Rocky Mountaineer.

Halfpenny’s new role commenced at the beginning of this month.

 

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