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Saturday,  April 13, 2024 2:55 AM 

NCL appoints Katie Kania as national director of sales, Canada

  • Cruises
  •   01-11-2024  10:42 am
  •   Pax Global Media

NCL appoints Katie Kania as national director of sales, Canada
Norwegian Cruise Line has appointed Katie Kania as its new national director of sales for Canada. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has appointed Katie Kania as the new national director of sales, Canada, effective immediately. 

Kania will lead the Canadian regional sales and marketing manager team while also working closely with key partners to oversee all sales and business development functions in the country.

“Since starting with Norwegian in 2019, Katie has been an incredible asset to the Canadian team. Her knowledge of the product, and long-term strategic planning has been impressive. I have full confidence in Katie’s abilities to lead the team and continue to expand NCL’s sales within the country” said Derek Lloyd, VP, North America Sales, in a news release. 

Kania brings 10 years of travel industry expertise and is well positioned to continue fostering growth within the Canadian market, having spent the last five years with Norwegian. 

“I am thrilled to step into this next chapter with Norwegian Cruise Line, and looking forward to building on our Partners First commitment across Canada with our incredible Regional Sales & Marketing Managers as we look ahead to the delivery of Norwegian Aqua in 2025," said Kania. 

John Chernesky, senior vice president, said Canada is "absolutely critical to NCL’s overall sales strategy for North America." 

"By having a dedicated National Director, it further demonstrates our commitment to the market, and recognition of its importance," he said. 

In addition to leading the country's regional sales managers and working with Norwegian's travel partners, Kania will also be developing and implementing the overall country strategy and marketing plan to align with Norwegian's overall growth strategy. 

She will report to Derek Lloyd, vice president of sales, and will be based in Ontario.

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