CruiseAfter more than 30 years in the industry, Odell arrives in the Hall of Fame.

Cruise industry salutes Steve Odell’s leadership

Steve Odell has been inducted into CLIA’s Hall of Fame
Steve Odell has been inducted into CLIA’s Hall of Fame

Australia’s cruise industry leaders have lined up to pay tribute to Steve Odell, who in December left his role as senior vice-president and managing director APAC for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Ben Angell, Norwegian Cruise Line vice-president and managing APAC, has praised Odell’s leadership role in the industry for more than 30 years.

Speaking at a Cruise Lines Industry Australasia (CLIA) function in Sydney, Angell, the CLIA chairman, said Odell was a much respected figure “both in cruise and in the travel agent community”.

CLIA Australasia managing director Joel Katz, welcoming Odell into CLIA’s Hall of Fame, praised Odell for his willingness to share his knowledge and experience “for the good of the industry as a whole”.

“During a 20-year involvement in CLIA he has always been available to provide guidance and insight, and we are a stronger organisation for his contribution,” Katz said.

Under Steve Odell's leadership in Asia Pacific, Regent Seven Seas Cruises was named the top luxury cruise line in Travel Weekly Asia Readers' Choice Awards 2022.

Before joining NCLH, Odell worked in executive positions with Royal Viking Line and Celebrity Cruises in the UK before moving to Sydney as VP sales and marketing Asia Pacific for Silversea Cruises.

He later returned to London with Silversea Cruises, then moving to Monaco to head Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific operations.

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