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Saga Cruises appoints Fran Collins as new non-executive director

Saga will benefit from Fran Collins’ more than twenty years of experience in the shipping and travel industry
Fran Collins is the newest member of Saga’s Cruise Board.

Saga will benefit from Collins’ more than twenty years of experience in the shipping and travel industry.

Collins will join the board in addition to her role as CEO of Isle of Wight-based ferry company Red Funnel, at which she has served in her current role since 2018.

Merchant Navy

Before this, she spent 16 years in a number of operational and management roles at Condor Ferries, having started her career as a cadet in the Merchant Navy.

The appointment follows the resumption of Saga Cruises earlier in the year and the launch of Saga’s new cruise ship Spirit of Adventure in July.

Collins replaces Tom Allan on the board of Saga Cruises, who will be retiring in the new year after serving ten years in the role.

Commenting on the appointment, Nick Stace, CEO of Saga Travel, said: ‘We’re delighted that Fran has agreed to join the Board of Saga Cruises. This comes at an incredibly exciting time for Saga as our strategy continues to drive simplicity, efficiency and growth in our business, and exceptional experiences to our guests. This appointment means we’re able to access Fran’s invaluable counsel as we continue in our strategy.’

Collins said: ‘I am proud to join Saga at such an exciting time in its journey and I look forward to working collaboratively with the Cruise Board as it continues to transform its business.’




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