Cruise

Crystal clear on Aus intention, opens dedicated Sydney Office

Daisy Melwani

Crystal Cruises has expanded its presence in the Pacific region with the opening of a new corporate office in Sydney dedicated to the serving the Australia and New Zealand markets.

The newly created Crystal team is headed up by leading cruise and travel industry professional, Karen Christensen, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.

“Over the past 18 months, Crystal has announced an impressive fleet expansion plan, which will grow the river, yacht and ocean inventory extensively, as well as introducing luxury air cruises,” Christensen said.

The Crystal team of 11 professionals will provide a full service across reservations, sales, marketing and finance.

The sales and marketing team comprises the following: Cathy Tees, Vice President, Sales; Kim Taylor, Vice President, Marketing and PR; Amber Reid, Sales & Marketing Coordinator; Amelya Grey, Business Development Manager; Ricky Crannitch, Business Development Manager.

The reservations team comprises the following: Wanda Ferrand, Operations Manager and Reservations Consultants Maggie Staines, Richard Miller and Michelle Tomkinson.

Courtney Duddleston, holds the role of Finance and Human Resources Supervisor.

“Having a corporate run dedicated marketing and sales presence in Sydney is instrumental in supporting our trade partners from Australia and New Zealand,” Edie Rodriguez, Crystal’s Chairman, CEO and President said.

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Standing: Cathy Tees, Vice President, Sales; Courtney Duddleston, Finance and Human Resources Supervisor; Amelya Grey, Business Development Manager; Karen Christensen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand; Amber Reid, Sales & Marketing Coordinator; Kim Taylor, Vice President, Marketing and PR

Seated: Michelle Tomkinson, Reservations Consultant; Richard Miller, Reservations Consultant; Wanda Ferrand, Operations Manager; Maggie Staines, Reservations Consultant

 

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