Ms. David Brings Expertise in Marketing and a Fresh Perspective to the Board
MIAMI– December 12, 2016 – Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) (together with NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings,” “Norwegian” or the “Company”) today announced that Ms. Stella David will be appointed to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) as a new independent member, as of January 1, 2017.
“I am delighted to welcome Stella to our board of directors,” said Walter L. Revell, chairman of the Board. “Stella’s experience overseeing a remarkable collection of global spirit brands and with successful marketing and brand building gives her a unique perspective that’s an excellent complement to the diverse talents of our other Board members,” continued Revell.
As the former chief executive officer of William Grant & Sons Limited, Ms. David was responsible for the growth of the business from 2009 through 2016, with a focus on developing brand awareness, including that of Glenfiddich and Hendrick’s Gin, global expansion into new markets, as well as acquisitions and innovations.Under her leadership, the company acquired Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey and Drambuie liqueur. Prior to that, Ms. David held a variety of key positions at Bacardi Limited over a 15-year period, including chief executive officer of the United Kingdom, Irish, Dutch and African businesses and global chief marketing officer.
“Stella’s strategic insights and marketing savvy will further position the Company for sustained growth and will support our operations in today’s dynamic international business environment,” said Frank J. Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and a member of the Company's Board.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the board of a company that has helped create memorable vacations for guests for the last 50 years,” said Stella David. “I look forward to sharing my insights with my fellow Board members and management to continue to build these great brands.”
About Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) is a leading global cruise company which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands.
With a combined fleet of 24 ships with approximately 46,500 berths, these brands offer itineraries to more than 510 destinations worldwide. The Company will introduce four additional ships through 2020.
Norwegian Cruise Line is an innovator in cruise travel with a history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of "Freestyle Cruising," which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Norwegian Cruise Line offers The Haven by Norwegian, a luxury enclave with suites, private pools and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Oceania Cruises offers an unrivaled vacation experience renowned for the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe.
Expertly crafted voyages aboard designer-inspired, intimate ships call on ports across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Americas. Regent Seven Seas Cruises offers the industry’s most inclusive luxury experience aboard its all-suite fleet. Accompanying the unprecedented personalized service, gourmet cuisine and world-class entertainment, a voyage with Regent Seven Seas Cruises also includes round-trip air transportation to the port of origin with business class air provided for any intercontinental flights, fine wines and spirits throughout the ship, unlimited free internet access, ground transfers, pre-paid gratuities and complimentary sightseeing excursions at every destination visited.