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Sarina Bratton’s longtime publicist Michael Corbett stands down

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Sarina Bratton with Michael Corbett, who has worked with her for around 24 years
Sarina Bratton hosted a tribute lunch in Sydney for publicist Michael Corbett, who has worked with her since she left Cunard as VP and GM Asia Pacific to start Norwegian Capricorn Line.

Corbett, who had a previous career in the international airline advertising world, hand-picked the media guests at Wednesday's lunch, held on the water’s edge at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in Kirribilli on a glorious autumn day.

Norwegian Star start-up

Norwegian Capricorn Line operated the former Norwegian Star out of Sydney from December 1998 until October 2000 when Star Cruises pulled the ship from Australia and Bratton's joint venture with Norwegian Cruise Line closed.

Orion Expedition Cruises

Corbett was on hand again at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on May 3, 2004, for the launch of Orion Expedition Cruises.

As public relations manager, he was responsible for the start-up publicity and maintained a close working relationship with key trade and consumer journalists until Lindblad Expeditions bought Orion Expedition Cruises in 2013.

 Establishing Ponant 

After a brief stint as public relations manager for Lindblad, Corbett again joined Bratton, Ponant’s Asia Pacific chairman, in November 2014.

As public relations manager Australasia, he has spent the past seven years helping to establish Ponant in the region.

Bratton said Corbett will help with major projects in the future.

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