Managing director Mark Robinson said the creation of the worldwide product development role reflects Intercruises’ commitment to consistently developing and delivering high-quality shore excursions. He added that Vlad has the experience, knowledge and determination to lead the area.
And Robinson said Vidales, as one of the longest serving members of the Intercruises team, brings a wealth of operations experience that will ensure the business in Asia continues to go from strength to strength.
Vlad will be working closely with cruise lines to identify opportunities to enhance passengers' shoreside experience and ensuring product innovation and consistency across all Intercruises regions. She has worked in the cruise industry since 2001, first in different on-board roles with various lines, before joining Intercruises in 2009 as regional director Asia, leading the business across 13 destinations.
As interim leader of Intercruises Asia, Vidales will work closely with Carmen Morosan, regional product development manager Asia, and Lawrence Pakianathan, regional destination development manager Asia. He has served as regional operations manager Asia since 2012 and has worked for Intercruises since 2003. Previously Vidales was operations manager Mediterranean, responsible for operations in 14 countries, at more than 100 ports.
Before that he was operations manager Santo Domingo and held different operations roles in the Barcelona team.