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Andy Stuart is President and Chief Executive Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line, appointed to this position in September 2016. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that Norwegian excels in every facet and that the company continues to produce industry leading financial results, while bringing new ideas and ways of doing business that improve guest satisfaction and team member involvement. A 28-year company veteran, Stuart has been instrumental in building the Norwegian brand and strengthening relationships with travel partners.
He most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer and, prior to that, Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Passenger Services, where his primary objective focused on ensuring Norwegian continued to enhance and strengthen its relationships with travel partners as its primary distribution system. He had recently announced a 40 percent increase in the overall sales team for Norwegian to promote the long-term success of its valued travel partners. He introduced Partners First in 2011, the company's corporate philosophy of always putting its travel partners first in three key areas: investment in long-term travel partner success; a complete focus on being easy to do business with; and a commitment to travel partners on direct business.
He also served as Chief Product Officer, responsible for delivery of the Freestyle Cruising product across the Norwegian fleet, ensuring that it provided exceptional value and quality for guests and was consistent with the marketing and brand positioning of the company.
Stuart joined Norwegian in 1988 and served as the company's Sales and Marketing Director in the United Kingdom until December 1996. He was named Vice president of sales planning and relocated to the company's Miami headquarters in January 1997. He was promoted to senior vice president of passenger services in 1998, and in 1999, named senior vice president of Norwegian sales. In 2000, he was promoted to senior vice president of marketing and sales. In 2003, Stuart was named executive vice president of marketing, sales and passenger services.
Originally from the United Kingdom, Stuart has a bachelor's of science degree from Bournemouth University. He has previously served as Chairman of the Cruise Lines International Association. He is an active participant on social media and can be found @nclandy on Twitter.