Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has appointed Eamonn Ferrin as vice president of international business.
Ferrin will oversee NCL’s sales efforts outside of the US and Canada and grow the Company’s international footprint by deepening existing travel relationships, reaping new business and further integrating international source markets into the Company’s global business plan. He reports to Todd Hamilton, NCL’s senior vice president of sales.
Ferrin joined the Company in January 2019 as vice president and managing director for the UK, Ireland, Israel, South Africa and Middle East. During that time, he expanded the UK’s position as the Miami-based Cruise Line’s leading international market through strategic investments designed to support the travel agent community as part of the Company’s Partners First philosophy. Key efforts included the launch of the incentive programme NCL Freestyle Rewards, a new travel agent portal and resource centre Norwegian Central and a fly-cruise booking platform NCL Air.
Ferrin also increased NCL’s market share in the emerging markets of Israel, South Africa and the Middle East, where the Cruise Line recently increased its presence with the deployment of Norwegian Jade. The ship will make NCL history as the first to offer roundtrip cruises from Cape Town beginning December 2021.
Ferrin is an industry veteran with more than 23 years of travel and hospitality experience. He has worked in a variety of divisional CEO, chief operating officer and managing director roles in the UK, Canada and internationally for brands including Air Canada, Holidaybreak and MyTravel. Outside of NCL, Ferrin serves as a member of the CLIA Executive Committee and the CLIA Steering Group for the UK.