Katina Athanasiou has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of charter and incentive sales for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises. In her new post, she will be tasked with broadening the charter and incentive sales business and building and maintaining group relationships for both lines. Athanasiou reports to Mark Conroy, president of Regent Seven Seas, and Bruce J. Himelstein, president of Oceania Cruises. Both companies are part of Prestige Cruise Holdings.
Athanasiou brings a wealth of industry knowledge and over 10 years in the charter and incentive group market. Most recently, she was in charter sales with Royal Caribbean International, where she was responsible for business development and marketing efforts to expand the customer base, as well as overseeing the planning and operations team that fulfilled full-ship charters.
Previously, Athanasiou was director of sales for 3D Destinations, where she was responsible for sourcing group incentive cruises and full-ship charters to corporate and incentive clientele. Prior to that, she worked at Regent Seven Seas Cruises, beginning as a sales coordinator and advancing to senior sales manager for charter and incentive sales.
"Katina's experience in sales and the planning and implementation of cruise programs worldwide will be a huge asset to both brands," said Conroy. "Both Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises ships are an ideal fit for charter and incentive groups."