Azamara president and CEO Larry Pimentel resigned on Wednesday. His resignation came among the the announcement that Azamara guardian business Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), in accordance to Reuters, laid off or furloughed 26 % of its workforce in the U.S.—that quantity equates to about 1,300 of its five,000-as well as staff members.

Pimentel established it was the proper time to step down from the manufacturer amid discussions about how to best assistance the cruise line bear the brunt of cutbacks, RCL Chairman and CEO Richard Fain mentioned in a business memo and claimed by Seatrade Cruise Information.

Before joining Azamara in January 2010, Pimentel was president, CEO and co-proprietor of SeaDream Yacht Club from 2001 to 2009. He served as president and CEO of Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line from 1992 to 2001, and was president and CEO of Basic Hawaii, a tour operating business, from 1983 to 1992.

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Among his other achievements, awards and recognition, Pimentel was the recipient of the Chief in Luxurious Award by our sister publication Travel Agent journal in 2004.

“Larry is a genuine business icon whose footwear can never be crammed by anybody else. I applaud his leadership and sacrifice during these hard times,” Vicky Garcia, COO, and co-proprietor of Cruise Planners, an American Specific Travel Consultant, mentioned in a assertion delivered to Luxurious Travel Advisor. “It saddens me to see him go for the reason that he is brilliant, inspiring and variety but we are content for him in this up coming chapter.”

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