Crystal Cruises®, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™, has expanded its presence in the Pacific region with the opening of a dedicated corporate office in Sydney.
The new Crystal team based in the Sydney office is headed up by leading cruise and travel industry professional, Karen Christensen, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. “Over the past 18 months, Crystal has announced an impressive fleet expansion plan, which will grow the river, yacht and ocean inventory extensively, as well as introducing luxury air cruises. I am personally excited about the opportunity this brings our valued trade partners and why it is timely for Crystal to open a corporate office dedicated to the serving of the Australia and New Zealand market.”
“Having a corporate run dedicated marketing and sales presence in Sydney is instrumental in supporting our trade partners from Australia and New Zealand,” said Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s Chairman, CEO and president. “Given the great amount of holidays that travellers in the Pacific region get to utilise for vacation, we look forward to showcasing Crystal’s diverse portfolio of travel, lifestyle and hospitality experiences to enjoy on our award-winning ocean, yacht, and river ships, and luxurious appointed aircrafts.”
The Crystal team of 11 professionals will provide a full service across reservations, sales, marketing and finance.
The sales and marketing team comprises the following: Cathy Tees, Vice President, Sales; Kim Taylor, Vice President, Marketing and PR; Amber Reid, Sales & Marketing Coordinator; Amelya Grey, Business Development Manager; Ricky Crannitch, Business Development Manager.
The reservations team comprises the following: Wanda Ferrand, Operations Manager and Reservations Consultants Maggie Staines, Richard Miller and Michelle Tomkinson.
Courtney Duddleston, holds the role of Finance and Human Resources Supervisor.