Oceania Cruises, the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line, has appointed Jason Worth to the newly created role of Vice President, International Sales.
Worth, currently Vice President, Sales & General Manager, Asia Pacific, will assume the role with immediate effect and report to Nikki F. Upshaw, Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Worth has held various positions with the company since joining in 2011, including Vice President, Sales, Australia and New Zealand, from 2019 to 2022; and Vice President, Finance and Accounting, Asia Pacific, at parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
Upshaw said: “I am delighted that Jason will lead our international sales team. Nurturing relationships between our travel partners and our international sales team is at the heart of our business, helping us flourish over the past 20 years. This will play an equally important role in our growth plans for the next 20 years and beyond.”
Worth will oversee sales teams in the UK, Europe, Latin America and Brazil, as well as Asia Pacific, with the following Oceania Cruises direct reports: Louise Craddock, Director of Sales, UK and Ireland; Maik A. Schlüter, Director of Business Development, DACH; Riet Goetschalckx, Director of Sales, CEMEA; James Sitters, Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand; and James Thomas, Sales Operations Manager.
Also reporting to Worth are Frank Medina, Vice President, LATAM and Brazil, responsible for all three NCLH brands (Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) in the region; as well as Constance Seck, Director of Sales, Southeast Asia; Holly Kong, Director of Sales, East Asia; and Chisato Morita, General Manager, Japan, with the latter three being dual-branded, overseeing both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.
The appointment of Worth sees a promotion for Sitters to Director of Sales, Australia and New Zealand, who was most recently Business Development Manager.
Worth commented: “I am honored to take on this new challenge and look forward to working closely with my global colleagues as we chart a course in the next phase of the evolution of Oceania Cruises.”
Frank A. Del Rio, President of Oceania Cruises, added: “I am proud to have the best sales team in place for the best-in-class cruise brand in the world. With a vibrant and dynamic future ahead for Oceania Cruises, the revitalized international sales team, coupled with the invaluable support from our global travel partners, will ensure our award-winning brand continues to go from strength to strength.”
Jason Worth Biography:
Jason Worth was appointed Vice President, Sales & General Manager, Asia Pacific, of Oceania Cruises in January 2023; responsible for the strategic expansion, vision and continued growth of the company’s presence in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market.
Jason has always had a personal affinity for Oceania Cruises, sailing many times on the cruise line’s fleet of small, luxurious ships.
Jason has been an active member of the CLIA Australasia Advocacy Committee since 2016 and joined the Executive Committee in 2023. Prior to his current role, Jason has held various positions with the company since joining in 2011 including Vice President, Sales, Australia & New Zealand, Oceania Cruises, from 2019 through to 2022; Vice President, Finance & Accounting – Asia Pacific at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings; and through its predecessor, Prestige Cruise Holdings, held roles in Finance, Treasury and Investor Relations. Jason joined Prestige from Ryder System and prior to that, worked in KPMG’s Financial Due Diligence group and PwC’s Audit and Tax groups. Jason has an MS Accounting and MBA from Northeastern University, a BA from the University of Miami and is a CPA.
About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry a maximum of 1,250 guests and feature The Finest Cuisine at Sea® and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly curated travel experiences aboard the designer-inspired, small ships call on more than 600 marquee and boutique ports in more than 100 countries on seven continents on voyages that range from 7 to more than 200 days. The brand will grow to eight ships with the addition of a second 1,200-guest Allura Class ship, which debuts in 2025. Oceania Cruises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH). To learn more, visit www.nclhltd.com.