Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

Andy Stuart to Step Down from Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced that Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian, is leaving the organization on December 31, 2019 after the launch of Norwegian Encore. Stuart will remain with the company as a senior advisor through March 31, 2020. Stuart’s successor is Harry Sommer, who is currently president, international for Norwegian.

Stuart was involved in many of Norwegian’s key achievements in his 31-year tenure with the company, most notably the Freestyle Cruising offering which allows passengers to dine whenever and wherever they want. It was an industry first.

“I am honored to have played a role in the leadership position Norwegian now holds in this incredible industry and continue to be proud of the commitment, dedication and passion of our team for delivering a best-in-class vacation experience,” Stuart said. “I have worked closely with Harry and am confident he is the right person to take the helm and continue the journey for Norwegian Cruise Line.”

In his current role, Sommer is responsible for all sales, marketing, public relations and office operations for Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises in all markets outside of the United States and Canada. Sommer was previously part of Norwegian from April 2000 to August 2001 and joined the company again in 2015.

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