New Business Development Managers Appointed for Princess and Cunard

Santa Clarita, Calif. (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

The Princess Cruises and Cunard Line North America Sales team has added two new business development managers to support travel agents. Long-time Princess employee Selina Luketic will represent the lines in Southern California, while industry professional Kendra Asmus will serve Arizona, the territory covered by Paulette Pyrick, who retired from the company last month after 26 years of service.

Were thrilled to welcome Selina and Kendra to our team representing both Princess and Cunard, said Brian OConnor, vice president of sales, North America. Their years of experience, as well as variety of skills and expertise, will be a tremendous asset to both lines and our travel agent partners in the regions they will serve.

With 13 years of service at Princess Cruises, Luketic will serve as business development manager of the Western Region for Los Angeles County and Ventura County, including the San Fernando Valley and West Los Angeles area, the Santa Clarita Valley and San Gabriel Valley. Luketic has had a prominent role in customer service within the company. Her most recent experience has been with one of the web development and testing teams in Santa Clarita, and prior positions include Reservations, Yield Management, Telesales, Customer Relations, Public Relations and Customer Service.

Asmus brings 18 years of experience to the Arizona region. Asmus comes to Princess most recently from Uniworld River Cruises where she was the business development manager for New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas for the past three years. Prior to that, she occupied the same role at Carnival Cruise Lines for New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, in addition to her previous position as Tour Manager for Holland America Line, based in Anchorage. She has also had involvement on the agency side of business and led training for new travel agents.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at

About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 111 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.

About Cunard Line
Cunard Line, operator of the luxury ocean liners Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, has long been synonymous with the quest for new discoveries and the epitome of British refinement since the company's first paddle-wheeled steamer, Britannia, crossed the Atlantic in 1840. Cunard voyages bring together like-minded travellers who seek a civilised adventure and relish the Cunard hallmarks of impeccable White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment. Today, Cunard offers the only regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic liner service and continues the legacy of world cruising which it began in 1922.

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For further information contact:
Karen Candy, kcandy(at)princesscruises(dot)com, 661-753-1540
Julie Benson, jbenson(at)princesscruises(dot)com, 661-753-1530

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