Luxury ocean line Atlas Ocean Voyages has named former Oceania cruises executive James Rodriguez as its president and CEO.
Rodriguez will fill the role vacated by Alberto Aliberti, who left the company in July.
Rodriguez spent close to two decades with Oceania, eventually serving as executive vice president of sales and marketing, along with some time at Crystal Cruises, prior to his new role.
He now takes the helm at Atlas as the cruise line continues to roll out ships—World Navigator, a luxury expedition ship, is currently sailing and a second ship, World Traveller, is set to join the fleet in September. Three additional sister ships, World Seeker, World Adventurer, and World Discoverer, will join the fleet through 2024.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity, and I am deeply honored to be joining the Atlas team,” Rodriguez said in a statement.
“Only one year in service, Atlas is already an established cruise brand with elegantly designed expedition ships that sail to bucket-list destinations and an exceptional staff and crew who deliver excellent service. Looking forward, we will continue to build upon that success by further enhancing the guest experience aboard our luxurious ships. In addition, we are committed to strengthening and expanding our relationships with the trade community, as we highly value our travel partners and are grateful for their support in recommending Atlas.”