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November 10, 2010



MIAMI, November 8, 2010 - Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH), the parent corporation of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, has named Gary Gerbino as vice president of corporate communications, effective today.

A 25-year public relations veteran, Gerbino's vast cruise industry experience covers ships carrying as few as 250 to as many as 2,620 guests, and includes three highly successful new-ship launches.

In his new position, he will oversee media relations and marketing communications for both Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises, including spearheading the launch of the company's magnificent new Marina in January 2011 and Riviera in April 2012.

"Gary has been a great asset in introducing Marina to media and our travel partners, both here and abroad," said Frank Del Rio, chairman and CEO, Prestige Cruise Holdings. "We are pleased to welcome him to the PCH family and believe his expertise will prove invaluable to the continued success of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises."

Gerbino joins PCH from the public relations agency Lou Hammond & Associates, where he directed external communications for both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruise, in addition to boutique luxury resorts in Florida.


Prior PR agency experience includes serving as a vice president at M. Silver Associates, where he managed the Cruise Lines International Association account team and led the firm's award-winning launch of Queen Mary 2 for Cunard Line. Previously, Gerbino held management posts at Seabourn, Orient and Ocean/Pearl/Paquet cruise lines.

"Oceania Cruises is an innovator and industry pioneer and Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the most luxurious line at sea," stated Gerbino. "At this point in my career and I am very proud and excited to be working with the best of the best in the cruise business."

Gerbino earned a bachelor's degree from The American University in Washington, D.C., and resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information about Oceania Cruises contact an Oceania Specialist at Cruising2Alaska.com #1-800-738-8837.

About Prestige Cruise Holdings
Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Formed in 2007 to manage select assets in Apollo Management's cruise investment portfolio, PCH is led by Chairman and CEO Frank Del Rio, the founder of Oceania Cruises. PCH is the market leader in the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with nearly 4,000 berths between the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands, a number the company expects will grow to approximately 6,500 berths by 2012.

About Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises is the world's only upper-premium cruise line and offers an unrivaled combination of the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations, exceptional personalized service and extraordinary value. Award-winning itineraries visit more than 300 ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and the Americas aboard the luxurious Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and brand new Marina. Riviera, a sister ship to Marina, is scheduled to join the fleet in April 2012. For more information, visit OceaniaCruises.com.

About Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Regent Seven Seas Cruises is the world's only cruise line that includes award-winning service, acclaimed cuisine, premium spirits and fine wine, gratuities and sightseeing excursions in every port for the ultimate ultra-luxury vacation. A fleet of perennially praised and elegantly appointed, all-suite ships operate seven- to 119-night voyages to more than 300 destinations worldwide.

Posted by Denise at November 10, 2010 11:47 AM

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