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Charter & incentive veteran joins Hurtigruten in global role

Robert Cao
Robert Cao most recently worked for Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events, trailblazers in cruise industry meetings and events
Hurtigruten appointed Robert Cao as global director of charter & incentive sales. He is based in Miami and a member of the Americas leadership team, reporting to Hurtigruten Americas president William Harber.

Cao will oversee full-ship charters, incentive programs and on-site corporate experiences.

Decades of sales experience

He brings more than 30 years of sales experience, including 20 in the cruise industry, most recently with Landry & Kling Global Cruise Events, trailblazers in cruise industry meetings and events. Prior roles were charter, groups & incentive sales director USA for Club Med and international sales manager for Norwegian Cruise Line and Orient Lines.

'Robert is a global sales resource and we’re pleased to welcome him on board as Hurtigruten’s new global director. He brings incredible experience, creativity and drive, and I’m excited to see how we can expand our charter & incentive business in collaboration with shipboard and shoreside teams,' Harber said.

The company listed three stand-out itineraries for charters: the 10-day Svalbard voyage, 'In the Realm of the Polar Bear'; the nine-day 'West Coast Highlights,' San Diego to Vancouver; and the eight-day 'Northeast US and Atlantic Canada – Fall Foliage Discovery.'