Princess Cruises has announced the appointment of Rebecca Kelly to the newly-created position of senior sales manager for Ireland. 

Kelly, who will start her new role on 18 March, will be based in Dublin and report to Rachel Poultney, the line’s sales director UK & Europe.

“I am delighted to be joining such a fantastic brand as senior sales manager,” said Kelly. “This a huge opportunity, not only for me, but also the travel agents of Ireland as Princess Cruises grows in the Irish market.

“I am very much ready for this new challenge and looking forward to getting out there with my Princess cap on.”

Kelly – currently MSC Cruises’ Irish head of sales – will be responsible for managing and developing the commercial relationships with the Irish travel trade and delivering further growth of the trade business through agent training and engagement. 

Poultney said: “We are so excited to have Rebecca join the team – we’ve had a storming year in Ireland with huge potential for further growth.

“Now that we have Rebecca onboard we’re confident the success of Princess Cruises in Ireland will continue into 2019 and beyond.”