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Steve Odell joins CLIA Australasia’s Hall of Fame

Article-Steve Odell joins CLIA Australasia’s Hall of Fame

Steve Odell wth his Hall of Fame plaque at CLIA Australasia’s 20th Cruise Industry Awards dinner
Steve Odell was inducted into Cruise Lines International Association Australasia’s Hall of Fame at a glittering annual black-tie dinner in Sydney on Saturday.

Odell, whose impressive career includes senior roles with Royal Viking Line, Celebrity Cruises, Silversea and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, left his position as SVP and MD APAC for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises at the end of last year.

Leadership role

CLIA Australasia Chairman Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line VP and MD APAC, paid tribute to Odell’s leadership role in the industry for more than three decades.

‘From the very start of his career he has been highly respected by his peers, both in cruise and in the travel agent community,’ Angell said.

Dedicated ambassador

CLIA Australasia MD Joel Katz praised Odell as a dedicated ambassador for CLIA and the wider Australasian cruise community, both as a past chairman and executive committee member. 

‘Steve has always been eager and available to share his knowledge and experience selflessly, for the good of the industry as a whole,’ Katz said. 

‘During a 20-year involvement in CLIA he has always been available to provide guidance and insight, and we are a stronger organisation for his contribution.’

Keen to share knowledge

Odell said after a well-earned break that will include visiting family in the UK, he is keen to share his global experience and help develop luxury travel and cruising further.

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