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Steve Odell will oversee the sales, marketing and passenger services for Oceania and RSSC across Asia Pacific

In Asia Pacific moves, Odell leads Oceania/Regent and Angell heads NCL

Steve Odell, SVP and MD Asia Pacific for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, has taken up the new role of SVP and MD of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises APAC.

Ben Angell, formerly VP marketing Asia Pacific NCLH, is now VP and MD NCL APAC.

Changes follow Harry Sommer's move

The moves follow the announcement earlier this month that Harry Sommer, who has led NCLH's international business, will succeed Andy Stuart as president and CEO of NCLH.

These strategic organisational enhancements are designed to provide a more distinct focus for each respective brand under the NCLH banner.

Odell spearheads top brands

Spearheading the company’s upper premium and luxury brands, Odell will oversee the sales, marketing and passenger services for Oceania and RSSC across Asia Pacific.

Reporting to Odell are Jason Worth, VP and general manager Oceania Australia and New Zealand, and Lisa Pile, VP and GM RSSC Australasia.

'New era' for NCLH in Asia Pacific

‘I am delighted to be an integral part of this new era for NCLH in Asia Pacific, where we are laying long-term foundations to ensure forecasted future growth can be accommodated and maximised,’ Odell said.

Reporting to Angell are Felix Chan, VP and GM NCL Asia, and Damian Borg, director of sales NCL Australia and New Zealand.

‘I am incredibly excited to be part of NCL’s strategic expansion in the fast-growing APAC market, further growing NCL’s share of the upper-contemporary cruising space for which the brand is renowned,’ Angell said.

More growth potential

‘The growth NCL has experienced over the past four years has been phenomenal, with so much more potential to be realised following the launch of Norwegian Encore in November, as well as six new Leonardo-class ships — one every year from 2022 until 2027.’