Frank Del Rio has been appointed as president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, replacing Kevin Sheehan who has resigned from the position.
Sheehan has led the company for the past seven years and has overseen the addition of various new ships and itineraries. Most recently, Sheehan was involved in securing the acquisition of Prestige Cruise Holdings and helping Norwegian Cruise Holdings to assemble a portfolio of brands that spans all market segments in the cruise industry.
“It has been a privilege to lead Norwegian over the last seven years,” said Sheehan. “I am proud of what we have accomplished, and take comfort in the knowledge that I am leaving the company much healthier and stronger than when I joined. With the company set for success, I hand the baton off to Frank, a proven leader in the cruise industry.”
Del Rio has served as the CEO of Prestige Cruises International, which was acquired by Norwegian in November 2014, Del Rio has more than 20 years of experience in the cruise industry.
“I am excited to begin this new chapter in my long career in the cruise industry,” said Del Rio. “I am blessed with a great team at Norwegian, and I am confident that together we can help our company continue to realize great things.”
Speaking on behalf of Norwegian’s board of directors, Steve Martinez said: “Norwegian is poised for continued growth and we are delighted to have Frank lead our team during the next phase of the company’s evolution. We also thank Kevin Sheehan for his service to the company. Kevin has built Norwegian into the highly successful company it is today.”
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