Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings cuts jobs

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings cut 9% of its current and planned shoreside staff on Wednesday, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. 

NCLH said the reduction was part of a “broad and ongoing effort to improving operating efficiencies” and a “rightsizing” to align the company’s workforce with its strategic priorities. 

In a statement, NCLH said, “All of our profit-enhancement initiatives are done with our guest-first philosophy at the forefront. These actions do not impact our services or itineraries, and we look forward to continuing to provide our loyal guests the exceptional vacation experiences our brands are known for.”

NCLH did not respond to a question about what departments would receive cuts and whether the reductions were in the company’s call centers and customer service. 

The reductions came a day before NCLH announced Regent Seven Seas Cruises president Jason Montague and Oceania Cruises president Howard Sherman would step down at the end of the year. Both will be replaced by the lines’ respective chief marketing officers, who will be first-time cruise line presidents. 

Andrea DeMarco will become president of Regent Seven Seas and Frank A. Del Rio, son of NCLH CEO Frank Del Rio, will become president of Oceania. 

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