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Harding hires ex-Rémy Group executive Sam Haley and industry veteran Victor Patience to develop on-board retail

L-R: New appointees Sam Haley and Victor Patience, who will develop the on board retail experience
Ex-Rémy Cointreau travel retail executive Sam Haley joins Harding as marketing & public relations manager with Victor Patience appointed to the new role of VP luxury sales.

‘These two appointments, along with our tremendous drive to recruit and develop all of our on-board teams, is another milestone in our journey,’ said James Prescott, MD, Harding. ‘It’s great to be looking to the future with confidence once again and these new appointments are a fantastic sign that the future for the cruise business is brighter than ever.’ 

Over 40 years’ experience combined 

Bringing with her two decades’ experience, Haley’s responsibilities will include managing and developing the Harding Oceantainment programme, internal and external PR, marketing production and coordination, brand development and cruise line liaison.

Patience, who has spent 22 years in the industry and previously worked for US jewellery brand Effy, will develop and expand the on-board luxury shopping segment with new initiatives tailored to each cruise line. 

Managing retail ops in time for summer sailings 

As reported last month, Harding will manage retail operations for the Carnival UK cruise fleet, comprising P&O Cruises' Ventura, Britannia, Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and new ship Iona, plus Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, and a newbuild scheduled for launch next year. 


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