More High-Ranking Executives Depart Norwegian
At least two more high-ranking executive have left Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH).
Maria Miller, senior vice president of marketing, resigned on March 19, the company said in an SEC filing. She departed immediately on the same day an unspecified number of employees were let go, and is eligible to receive severance and other benefits.
Crane Gladding, who was senior vice president-passenger services, also left the company, the company confirmed. He had been with Norwegian since 2005, joining the company from World Travel Holdings.
Miller joined Norwegian Cruise Line in June 2009, after more than 25 years of experience. Before joining Norwegian, she had served as chief marketing officer at Dave & Buster’s Inc. and also previously held similar positions with Avis and American Express.
At the cruise line, she was instrumental in creating the “Cruise Like A Norwegian” campaign with the catchy “Let’s Go” song in 2011. She also spearheaded creative campaigns for the line’s new ships, such as free Boingo Wi-Fi at New York City subway stations and airports to promote the Norwegian Breakaway, which moved to the city in 2013.
NCLH has seen several management shake-ups since it purchased Prestige Cruise Holdings, parent of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, in November. NCLH CEO Frank Del Rio, who replaced Kevin Sheehan in that role in January, has said that consolidation will result in $25 million in savings in 2015.
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