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Key NCL operations figures—Sleipnes, Myrtidis, Swensen, Weber—have left

Key NCL operations figures—Sleipnes, Myrtidis, Swensen, Weber—have left
Some of Norwegian Cruise Line's most prominent operations executives have left in the company's recent reorganization, Seatrade Insider has learned. They include Capt. Svein Sleipnes, svp marine operations; Capt. Minas Myrtidis, vp fleet regulatory compliance and corporate environmental compliance; Brian Swensen, svp technical operations and refurbishment; and Frank Weber, vp product development.

Sleipnes and Myrtidis have each been with NCL the past 14 years. Swensen came to the company several years ago from Carnival Cruise Line. Weber had returned to NCL in his newly created role in early 2014.

Capt. Luigi Razeto became svp marine operations for Norwegian, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, while Paolo Mele, svp technical operations, also takes on functions for all three brands. Both report directly to Robin Lindsay, evp vessel operations.

Christer Karlsson continues as svp newbuild, and Arturo Guerrero as vp hotel newbuild and refurbishment. Nico Corbijn continues as vp fleet personnel and takes responsibility for the three brands, reporting to Lindsay.

Mark Kansley remains as svp hotel operations for Norwegian, and Franco Semeraro continues in the same role for Oceania Cruises/Regent Seven Seas Cruises, while Richard Ambrose continues as vp entertainment and cruise programs for the three brands. Food and beverage functions that were under Weber are now overseen by Karl Muhlberger, senior director, food and beverage.

Frank Del Rio Jr. continues as svp port, destination and on-board revenue, for all three brands.