Athanasiou Joins Celebrity As VP Sales Americas

Katina Athanasiou is joining Celebrity Cruises as its Vice President of Sales, the Americas, effective Jan. 3, 2023.

In her new role, Athanasiou will be responsible for driving the sales strategy across trade booking channels in the Americas, including Field Sales, National Accounts, Inside Sales, LATAM Sales, Sales Communication, Training & Development, and Sales Support.

Athanasiou will report to Dondra Ritzenthaler, senior vice president of sales, The Americas.

With over 20 years in the industry, Athanasiou brings a wealth of experience to the Celebrity Cruises sales organization, including most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Sales at Silversea Cruises. Prior to that, she served as Chief Sales Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, among a variety of other sales management roles for the line’s brands.