Chernesky Named V.P. North America Sales For Princess & Cunard
John Chernesky has been appointed to the role of Vice President, North America
Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line, effective 01JUN.
Cruises veteran succeeds Brian O’Connor, who was recently appointed Vice
President, Public Relations for both Princess and Cunard.
In his new role,
Chernesky will lead the field sales team representing both lines to
professional travel retailers throughout Canada and the U.S.
Chernesky has been with Princess for more than 22 years, most recently as Vice
President, Onboard Revenue & Business Development for the Holland America
Group, where he supported Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn.
“John brings an accomplished depth of valuable experience in revenue
management, business development and analysis, as well as strategic marketing
partnerships to his new role,” said Gordon Ho, Senior Vice President of Global
Marketing & North America Sales. “Additionally, our sales team and the
travel professionals community will benefit greatly from his exceptional
product knowledge and passion for the brand which has been demonstrated
throughout his long tenure in various key roles.”
Ho added that a key part of Chernesky’s role will be to provide strategic
marketing guidance to help retailers increase their cruise sales with Princess
“I look forward to working with travel retailers across North America to help
them to grow their business with our 2 world-class brands,” said Chernesky.
“Travel professionals play a key role in our company’s success and I am
committed to their success as well.”