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Peter Shanks joins Imagine Cruising

Peter Shanks joins Imagine Cruising
Peter Shanks has joined Imagine Cruising as development director. In this new role the former Cunard senior executive will support managing director Robin Deller at an crucial time in the company’s development and growth.

Imagine Cruising is one of the UK’s fastest growing luxury holiday companies offering cruise and stay holidays around the world working closely with leading cruise lines.

Shanks brings a mix of experience ideally suited to Imagine Cruising having spent the last 12 years with Carnival UK in a number of senior roles across Princess Cruises, Ocean Village and latterly as president and managing director Cunard Line. Prior to that, he worked in travel retailing as managing director distribution First Choice, managing director Going Places and commercial director Thomas Cook.

In his role Shanks will focus on business development, international expansion and media relations both in the UK and South Africa.

He will also use his considerable experience in the cruise industry to embrace Imagine’s existing customers and build the awareness of Imagine Cruising through the media and amongst both loyal and first time cruisers.

Deller commented ‘Peter’s wide experience will prove valuable as we enter the next phase of our growth. We are delighted that he is joining us and looking forward to him being part of the Imagine Cruising team’.

Shanks commented ‘Imagine Cruising is an exciting young business with a unique and successful business model. I am greatly looking forward to working with Robin and the team as we develop and grow the business further.'