Crystal Names Kim Guimaraes V.P. Sales & Strategic Partnerships
Cruises has appointed Kim Guimaraes as the line’s new Vice President of Sales
& Strategic Partnerships in North America. The appointment comes on the
heels of Eric Graves’ decision to retire at the end of this year, after a 43
yr. career in travel industry sales, including a quarter-century with Crystal.
will be responsible for the development and implementation of the line’s sales
and partnership strategies, along with oversight of the North America sales
team. She will report to Carmen Roig, Senior Vice President of Marketing &
Sales. She is based in Crystal’s new Miami branch office.
Graves has been with Crystal since the company’s inception 25 years ago, and
for the last decade has led Crystal’s domestic sales efforts. His last day will
be 31DEC and he will assist Guimaraes in transitioning to her new role until
a loyal, valued member of the Crystal family, Eric has contributed enormously
to Crystal’s sales growth, and we wish him and his family the very best in
retirement.” said Edie Rodriguez, President & CEO of Crystal Cruises.
“While we are sad to see Eric go, we are thrilled to have Kim join the Crystal
team, and are confident that her diverse sales experience will be instrumental
in leading our global sales efforts during a time of rapid growth for our