The fast paced growth of the cruise industry, from ocean to river cruising, has also evolved with the addition of women executives leading cruise lines themselves. Today there are several women presidents of cruise lines, one woman who’s a Brand Chairman, and another woman who is a co-founder and co-owner of a river cruise line. In her book, How Six Women Executives Steer the Cruise Industry Today, Cindy Bertram shares the stories of these women executives. How they got into the cruise industry and moved up in their careers, successfully balancing out their personal family life while running a cruise line are key things Cindy covers, with their inspiring stories. Included are Diane Moore, President, Paul Gauguin Cruises; Ellen Bettridge, President & CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection®; Edie Rodriguez, Americas Brand Chairman and Corporate Special Advisor, PONANT; Jan Swartz, Group President, Princess Cruises® and Carnival Australia; Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, AmaWaterways™; and Christine Duffy, President of Carnival Cruise Line®. How Six Women Executives Steer the Cruise Industry Today is available on Amazon.
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By Cindy Bertram
Cindy's Inside Cruise & Travel Track, LLC
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Paull Tickner & Associates Ltd.
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By Mitchell J. Schlesinger
Chief Marketing & Sales Officer,
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