NCL announces new senior appointments

NCL announces new senior appointments

The cruise line welcomes new international business lead and vice president and managing director of sales in the CEMEA region              

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced the appointment of Jason Krimmel as the head of international business in all markets outside of the US and Canada, and Kevin Bubolz as vice president and managing director of sales in Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), 

In his new role, Krimmel will report to Todd Hamilton, the company’s senior vice president of sales and focus on the collaboration between regions, new sales opportunities and impactful through-the-line campaigns. 

Since joining NCL in 2003, Krimmel has held various positions, including director of field sales and business development and vice president of Trade Marketing and Engagement. In his most recent role as vice president of International Marketing and Global Creative Strategy, he and his team successfully launched Break Free, NCL's most extensive international marketing campaign to date, with TV integrations globally. 

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Kevin Bubolz, who previously served as managing director, Europe, since March 2018, has been named vice president and managing director, CEMEA. In this expanded role, he assumes responsibility for NCL’s sales activities in Israel, the Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe, taking over Israel, the Middle East and Africa from Nick Wilkinson, who has left NCL after a successful 20-year tenure. 

Kevin Bubolz

Bubolz started his career in 1997 working as a travel agent at TUI Leisure Travel GmbH in Kiel and soon transitioned into the cruising industry by joining Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. In 2005, Bubolz moved on to NCL's European branch office in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he has since worked in various roles. Among his greatest accomplishments with NCLH has been the creation of the Commercial Business Planning department in 2015 as a strategic interface unit between the global head office and its international offices. 

NCL is preparing to welcome five additional ships to its ground-breaking Prima Class and extend its capacity by 40% by 2027.

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