MIAMI, FL (June XX, 2105) – Azamara®, the upmarket cruise line known for its destination-immersive voyages for discerning travelers, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Pawlus to Director, Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning. A seasoned professional with a number of innovations in the area of itinerary planning, Pawlus has more than 25 years of experience in the cruise industry.
“Azamara is excited to welcome Michael Pawlus to our team,” said Larry Pimentel, President and CEO, Azamara. “Our unique ports of call and shore excursion offerings are what differentiate our brand and we take great pride in our distinctive itineraries and land discovery programs. Michael brings deep expertise in this arena with his exceptional luxury deployment background, strong yield revenue and rich financial and charter experience. We look forward to his fresh approach to add to our always evolving programs.”
In his new role, Pawlus will oversee the development and deployment of 65-70 annual itineraries for Azamara across the globe. He will work alongside Francisco Mallmann, Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning & Revenue Management at Azamara.
“I am thrilled to join the Azamara team and look forward to taking on this new role,” states Michael Pawlus, Director, Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning at Azamara. “I’ve worked in the cruise industry nearly my entire career and have traveled to over 450 ports in 75 countries around the world. I can’t wait to work with the team at Azamara as I’ve always admired its programs from afar.”
Pawlus joins Azamara from Silversea Cruises where he served as Director of Strategic Itinerary Planning. Prior to joining Silversea, Pawlus held positions at Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Uniworld River Cruises, and Delta Queen Steamboat Company. Pawlus started his career in the cruise industry with Royal Viking Line and Norwegian Cruise Line where he was employed for 14 years. Pawlus holds an MBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan.
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