John Chernesky has been appointed VP, North America Sales for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line. The appointment is effective June 1. The Princess Cruises veteran succeeds Brian O’Connor who was recently appointed vice president, public relations for the cruise line. 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 Cruises for more than 22 years. He most recently served as vice president, onboard revenue and business development for the Holland America Group, where he supported Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn.
“I look forward to working with travel retailers across North America to help them to grow their business with our two 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.”