Cruise Saudi has welcomed two global industry experts, who will be joining the team in Jeddah in the coming weeks, bringing a combined 58 years of experience to the organisation.
Mark Robinson (previously of Global Ports Holding & Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services) and Miguel Reyna (previously of Royal Caribbean Group) will lead business growth and oversee asset development for Cruise Saudi as it continues to establish itself within the industry.
The dual strategic hires follow the launch of Saudi Arabia’s first-ever dedicated cruise and terminal developer in Cruise Saudi. Both Robinson and Reyna will be guiding the infrastructure development and suite of cruise and ship and passenger services that will be scaled in the preliminary business phase for the organisation.
Commenting on the transition, Robinson says, “I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to be part of building an entirely new market from the ground up. It is a unique chance for anyone in the cruise industry to take on a different kind of challenge, in a newly opened part of the world. It doesn’t hurt that Saudi Arabia’s coastlines along the Red Sea and the Gulf Coast are some of the most attractive and intriguing destinations imaginable to establish new cruise ports and destination experiences.”