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Rune Thomas Ege joins SeaDream Yacht Club as SVP

Rune Thomas Ege will oversee SeaDream’s global media, PR and communication operations across all markets
Rune Thomas Ege, formerly with Hurtigruten, signed on with SeaDream Yacht Club as SVP communications.

He has more than 20 years of experience in media, public relations and the cruise industry, and will oversee SeaDream’s global media, PR and communication operations across all markets.

'Rune Thomas brings a unique combination of deep industry knowledge, passion for the oceans, sustainability and small-ship cruising. We have been following Rune Thomas for a while and are thrilled to finally be able to welcome him to the SeaDream family,' SeaDream’s Andreas Brynestad said.

Brynestad added that Ege joins at a time SeaDream is chalking up record bookings and stronger-than-ever guest feedback.

Seven years with Hurtigruten

At Hurtigruten for the past seven years, Ege held several positions, including global responsibility for PR and communications for Hurtigruten Group and Hurtigruten Expeditions.

'In a world where cruise ships are growing bigger and bigger, SeaDream holds a unique position offering a distinctive, personal yachting experience. I am thrilled to be working closely with the amazing colleagues on our yachts and on shore,' Ege said.

'We all share the same passion for our oceans, more personalized travel experiences and a more sustainable development of the travel industry.'

Ege began his career as a journalist and has worked with leading broadcast, print and online media companies, covering breaking news, international relations, conflicts and war zones. He also has officer training from the Norwegian Armed Forces and served in Afghanistan.

He will be working from SeaDream’s Oslo and Miami offices.