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Larry Pimentel Resigns as Azamara President and CEO

Azamara president and CEO Larry Pimentel resigned on Wednesday. His resignation got here among the many announcement that Azamara mum or dad firm Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), in keeping with Reuters, laid off or furloughed 26 % of its workforce within the U.S.—that quantity equates to about 1,300 of its 5,000-plus workers.

Pimentel decided it was the fitting time to step down from the model amid discussions concerning greatest assist the cruise line bear the brunt of cutbacks, RCL Chairman and CEO Richard Fain stated in an organization memo and reported by Seatrade Cruise Information.

Earlier than becoming a member of Azamara in January 2010, Pimentel was president and CEO of SeaDream Yacht Membership 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 working firm, from 1983 to 1992.

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Amongst his different accomplishments, awards and recognition, Pimentel was the recipient of the Chief in Luxurious Award by our sister publication Journey Agent journal in 2004.

“Larry is a real trade icon whose sneakers can by no means be crammed by anybody else. I applaud his management and sacrifice throughout these troublesome occasions,” Vicky Garcia, COO, and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Categorical Journey Consultant, stated in a press release supplied to Luxurious Journey Advisor. “It saddens me to see him go as a result of he is good, inspiring and type however we’re joyful for him on this subsequent chapter.”

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