Tourism & Cruises

After Norwegian purchase, new Prestige Cruise Holdings COO named

Jason Montague has been named president and chief operating officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings.
Jason Montague has been named president and chief operating officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings.

Less than two weeks after completing the acquisition of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Monday that the subsidiary has a new president and chief operating officer.

Kunal Kamlani, who had held that title since late 2011, stepped down from the position effective Monday. Jason Montague, the former chief financial officer and executive vice president at Prestige, stepped into the president and COO role the same day.

Recently, Montague has been serving as executive vice president and chief integration office for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. He helped launch Oceania Cruises, one of the brands under Prestige, in 2002. Regent Seven Seas Cruises, a luxury brand, was also added to Norwegian’s portfolio as part of the Prestige acquisition.

“As we continue to refine the future organization, Jason stands out as a leader who is knowledgeable about the brands and is so passionate about them,” Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings president and CEO Kevin Sheehan said in a statement. “Jason’s financial background also aligns well with our corporate culture and strong focus on financial discipline.”

A spokeswoman said Kamlani was “departing to pursue other endeavors.”

  Comments