SeaDream Yacht Club has announced that Mark Schmitt has rejoined the cruise line as sales director for UK and Ireland.
Schmitt was previously with the operator between 2015 and 2020, before spells at Tradewind Voyages and then AmaWaterways.
He will succeed Natalie Read, who has decided to take time off to pursue what she describes as a “lifelong dream”.
Schmitt will focus on building and expanding relationships with trade partners, as well as growing new distribution channels, including the charter business in the UK and Ireland markets.
SeaDream Yacht Club ‘growing trade relationships’
SeaDream Yacht Club executive vice-president Andreas Brynestad said: “This strategic hire represents an exciting step forward in our commitment to further expand our presence in these key markets.
“With Mark’s in-depth knowledge, experience and passion for SeaDream, I am excited to welcome him home again. Combined with his proven track record in sales, and a deep understanding of the cruise industry, this makes him a truly valuable addition to our team.”
Schmitt added: ‘’I’m very excited to be working with SeaDream Yacht Club once again – they have an outstanding product and team that I know very well.
“I’m very much looking forward to building relationships with our current valued partners and growing new trade relationships.”
SeaDream also recently appointed Mathew Dadesky as sales director southeast in US, as well as Rune Thomas Ege as SVP of communications.