Crystal Cruises has introduced the appointment of a number of senior executives to key management roles throughout the firm.
The announcement comes as the corporate plans the refurbishment of Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony for his or her inaugural season beneath new possession.
“As we put together to relaunch our two Crystal ships, now we have been working in parallel with our father or mother firm A&Ok Journey Group to construct a powerful and proficient senior management staff,” mentioned Jack Anderson, president, Crystal Cruises. “We’re thrilled to welcome these trade veterans to the Crystal household to carry a contemporary method to the model.”
Roberto Fazi joins as Crystal Cruises’ Senior Vice President of Marine Operations and is predicated in Monaco. Roberto brings in depth expertise with new builds and refurbishment of each traditional and expedition vessels. Throughout his 30+ years profession, he labored for V.Ships, Carnival Cruise Line, and Silversea Cruises the place he specialised within the newest applied sciences linked to sustainability and vitality effectivity tasks (e.g., ship lengthening and ice-class conversion). In his new position, Roberto will supervise the refurbishment of Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity and operations as soon as again in service. Roberto will even supervise any new construct designs.
Bernie Leypold returns to Crystal Cruises as Senior Vice President of Resort Operations based mostly in Aventura, Florida. His storied profession ranges from management roles in Resort Administration and Gross sales to IT and Leisure. Bernie’s expertise with Crystal started within the 90’s when he held varied positions on Crystal Concord, then joined the launch staff for Crystal Serenity. In 2017 Bernie grew to become Vice President of Onboard Operations and Improvements the place he led shipboard and shoreside operations for the fleet. Like his earlier position, Bernie will now handle all Resort Operations.
Jacqueline Barney joins the staff as Senior Vice President of International Advertising and marketing and is predicated in Aventura, Florida. With over 17 years of expertise within the journey trade, Jacqueline brings in depth expertise main award-winning cross-functional groups, international product launches and multi-faceted tasks for well-known journey manufacturers together with Seabourn Cruise Line, Silversea Cruises, Nationwide Geographic Expeditions and Adventures by Disney. In her most up-to-date position with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Assortment, Jacqueline oversaw the worldwide advertising and marketing technique and contributed to the launch of the corporate’s first superyacht, Evrima. In her new position, Jacqueline might be answerable for all international advertising and marketing efforts for Crystal Cruises.
Spyros Almpertis joins Crystal Cruises as Senior Director of Port Operations and is predicated in Monaco. As a former Navy Officer of Greece, Spyros has over 30 years of expertise within the cruise trade, holding a number of key administration positions each ashore and on board. His experience contains port operations, itinerary planning, and fleet administration. Earlier than becoming a member of Crystal, Spyros managed vessels and ports for Silversea Cruises out of Monaco. In his new position, Spyros might be accountable for Crystal’s port operations, itinerary planning, and gas administration.
Julio Solvas joins Crystal Cruises as Finance Director and is predicated in Monaco. Julio’s experience is in finance, accounting, and taxation, main departments for international organizations. Julio might be bringing his organizational abilities and technical excellence earned, together with a acknowledged profession within the cruise trade piloting the implementation of insurance policies and procedures assuring compliance with regional and worldwide group accounting necessities.