Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has appointed Jason Montague as president and COO of Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH), following the resignation of Kunal Kamlani.
Montague, was instrumental in launching Oceania Cruises with PCH’s CEO Frank Del Rio in 2002, will assume the role from 1 December 2014.
“As we continue to refine the future organisation, Jason stands out as a leader who is knowledgeable about the brands and is so passionate about them,” said Kevin Sheehan, president and CEO of Norwegian, which recently acquired PCH. “Jason’s financial background also aligns well with our corporate culture and strong focus on financial discipline.”
Montague, who has served as executive vice president and chief integration officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings since it acquired PCH, spent 12 years as the CFO and executive vice president of PCH. During his tenure, he was involved in the purchase of the line’s initial three R-class vessels, the equity investment by Apollo Management and the acquisition and integration of Regent Seven Seas Cruises. He was also involved in securing financing and the delivery of Oceania Cruises’ Marina and Riviera newbuilds and the recent acquisition.
“I am truly excited to take the helm of these two amazing brands which have had so much success and have such a bright future ahead,” said Montague. “I look forward to building relationships with the travel agent community, delivering an exceptional product for our loyal guests, and engaging our hard-working team members.”