The shuffle of executives continues at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, with Todd Hamilton, currently senior vice president of North American sales at Norwegian Cruise Line being promoted to senior vice president of New Ventures at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Taking his place at NCL is cruise industry veteran John Chernesky. He will be responsible for the brand's overall trade sales strategy across the U.S. and Canada, reporting to newly appointed NCL president David Herrera.
According to NCL, Chernesky "has a reputation of championing the role travel partners play in the success of the cruise industry."
"We are thrilled to welcome John to the NCL family and to infuse his dynamic energy into our business," said Herrera. "His reputation of taking an innovative approach to fostering and strengthening relationships with travel partners equally aligns to our Partners First philosophy, and we look forward to him continuing our legacy of commitment to this community, which is critical to our overall success."
In his new role, Chernesky will reinforce NCL's legacy Partners First philosophy of investing in and supporting the travel partner community through educational tools, marketing support and access to programs and opportunities that empower travel advisors to maximize their earning potential.
Chernesky's 30-year career, including 25-plus years at Princess Cruises, spans various leadership roles across the cruise industry from sales and trade marketing to hotel operations, onboard revenue, business development, newbuild design development, and passenger programs.
"Norwegian Cruise Line has a history of delivering exceptional experiences and putting partners first," said Chernesky. "I am a huge advocate for the trade community, who play such a critical role in the success of this industry that I love and am continually inspired by the passion they bring to what they do. I am thrilled to be back in the game and to join the incredible and dedicated team at NCL."