Chernesky Named V.P. North America Sales For Princess & Cunard

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John Chernesky

John Chernesky has been appointed to the role of Vice President, North America Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line, effective 01JUN.

The Princess 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 and Cunard.

“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.”

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