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SeaDream Yacht Club appoints Walter Littlejohn as chief sales officer

  • Cruises
  •   01-08-2024  8:42 am
  •   Pax Global Media

SeaDream Yacht Club appoints Walter Littlejohn as chief sales officer
SeaDream Yacht Club has appointed Walter Littlejohn as chief sales officer (CSO). (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Boutique luxury cruise line SeaDream Yacht Club has appointed Walter Littlejohn as chief sales officer (CSO).

Bringing over three decades of extensive experience in the cruise industry, including several executive and leaderships roles, Littlejohn will assume the responsibility of overseeing and leading SeaDream Yacht Club’s global sales efforts across all markets globally.

 “Walter brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our growing SeaDream team, with a proven track record in driving performance and fostering team success in the luxury segment. I am thrilled to welcome him to the SeaDream family," said Andreas Brynestad of SeaDream Yacht Club, in a news release.

“Walter joins us at a time of growth. His deep knowledge and passion for the cruise industry combined with attention to details, strategic mindset and team spirit is a unique combination that will be crucial in writing the next chapter in the story of SeaDream Yacht Club.”

Littlejohn joins the company after a long-term consulting engagement with Silversea, where he has been working on a variety of strategic initiatives.

Prior, Littlejohn spent six years as SVP and managing director of Crystal River Cruises, building the former Crystal Cruises’ division from scratch to an award-winning five-ship ultra-luxury river cruise line.

“I am truly excited to join SeaDream Yacht Club, a company that for decades has set the standard for modern, casual luxury in the cruise industry. It is a unique product that goes above and beyond any other. At the same time, SeaDream is the best kept secret in the industry, with a tremendous potential for further growth. I am really looking forward to letting more people in on the secret and working closely with travel retail partners to welcome more guests on board,” stated Littlejohn.

Littlejohn started his career in the industry as a summer intern whilst in college and after graduation joined Carnival Cruise Lines to become one of the youngest regional sales managers ever hired.

He also has strong ties to the travel agent community, having founded his own agency, which he owned for over a decade, after his stint at Carnival.

He has also held key positions at Expedia Inc. and AmaWaterways and is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Based in Miami, Littlejohn joined SeaDream on Jan. 3 and reports to Andreas Brynestad.

New role for Lepisto

SeaDream Yacht Club’s President Bob Lepisto, who until recently has overseen the company’s global sales activities, will continue to be an important contributor to the executive team.

He will also spearhead SeaDream’s exclusive charter business, and continue to report directly to Andreas Brynestad.

“Continued growth of our charter business is crucial for our future success. I am thrilled that Bob will take on this important role, and utilize his network, knowledge and skills focusing on further improving the way we work with charters,” said Brynestad.

More new faces

The appointment of Littlejohn is the latest in a series of new senior and key appointments in SeaDream Yacht Club.

Recent additions include Mark Schmitt, Sales Director UK and Ireland, as well as Rune Thomas Ege, SVP of Communications.


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