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Azamara Cruises strengthens leadesrship team with new executive appointments

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Minas Miliaras and Paulette Haedo.

Azamara Cruises strengthens its executive team with industry experts to enhance its destination-focused cruising experience, ensuring robust growth and innovation in its sector.

LONDON – Azamara Cruises, the small-ship cruise line and leader in Destination Immersion experiences and Extended Destination Days, announced appointments to the executive team leading the company in its next phase of growth.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce that these three outstanding individuals are joining the Azamara team. Meg, Paulette, and Minas are recognized leaders in their respective areas of expertise. They each bring a wealth of cruise industry knowledge and experience to Azamara. They will each play a critical role in helping us take our industry-leading innovation and growth strategies to the next level.” says Dondra Ritzenthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Azamara Cruises.

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Meg Lee and Nico Corbijn.

Meg Lee will oversee Marketing & Communications for Azamara Cruises globally including Product, Trade, Brand, Engagement & Loyalty, Media, Public Relations & Internal Communications. Lee was formerly the Chief Marketing Officer at Norwegian Cruise Line, and most recently led North America Consumer Marketing for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Paulette Haedo will lead Information Technology and the Program Management Office. With an extensive knowledge of the Seaware cruise reservation system rooted in her tenures with
American Classic Voyages, Disney Cruise Line, and Virgin Voyages, Haedo specialises in creating scalable, customer-focused products and enhancing customer experience. In her most
recent role, Haedo served as VP of Experience Product Delivery Transformation at Virgin Voyages. Prior to this, she held key roles in Information Technology, Transformation, and Digital
functions at Royal Caribbean, Disney Cruise Line, and American Classic Voyages.

Minas Miliaras, a naval architect with an MBA in marine engineering, will oversee Technical, Nautical, Safety, Environmental, and Security Operations as Chief Maritime Officer for Azamara.
Miliaras has previously served in various similar high-level roles including Senior Vice President Marine Technical Operations for Carnival Maritime and Associate Vice President of Marine
Operations at Royal Caribbean.

Nico Corbijn has been named Chief Administrative Officer after a successful and impactful three years overseeing Marine Operations at Azamara Cruises. He will now lead Global Human
Resources, Legal Services, and Azamara’s flagship Land Product Development team. Corbijn brings a background in Organisational Management and multiple certifications in Human
Resources in addition to deep expertise in crew management to his new role. Notes Ritzenthaler, “Nico’s combination of knowledge, background, and leadership skills is truly rare. His ability to lead across land and shore operations is remarkable.”

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