Princess Cruises Lisa Jensen ~ Manager, Caribbean and Atlantic Shore Operations Lisa Jensen first came to Princess Cruises as an intern from the University of Florida in 1998. After graduation, she worked in the Caribbean and Atlantic Shore Operations department for the next two years before pursuing other career moves. She rejoined Princess in 2003 as a Logistics/Shore Excursion Coordinator and was then promoted to Shore Excursion Specialist in 2004. Currently, Lisa is the Manager of Shore Operations for the Caribbean and Canada/New England regions. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the development, daily operation, and continual assessment of the tour program in approximately 55 ports.
Crystal Morgan ~ Director, Market Planning, Deployments & Itineraries As the Director of Market Planning for Princess Cruises, Crystal is responsible for the strategic deployment and itinerary planning for Princess Cruises’ fleet of 17 vessels. In this role, Crystal calls on over 15 years of cruise industry experience including 8 years as an onboard Shore Excursion Manager. Prior to joining the Market Planning department, Crystal worked within Princess’ Shore Operations group planning worldwide Shore Excursion and Logistics programs. Crystal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Stephen A. Nielsen ~ Vice President, Caribbean & Atlantic Shore Operations, Steve Nielsen is a 41-year veteran of Princess Cruises, having joined the company in 1969 as a Marine Operations Assistant. His current responsibilities as Vice President of Caribbean and Atlantic Shore Operations include managing the companies shore excursions, port operations, passenger logistics and government relations in the 30 plus ports that Princess calls at in the Caribbean and Atlantic. Steve is a member of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s Executive Committee, serves on the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Board of Directors, Seafarer’s House Board of Directors and Port Everglades Association’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service’s User Fee Advisory Committee. Mr. Nielsen resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with his wife Dorine and their son Arne.
Chris Roberts ~ Shore Excursion Specialist Chris Roberts was contracted initially in the 1990s to work on Princess Cruises vessels as international marketing representative to increase shore excursion sales, serve as port lecturer, and implement shopping promotions. In 2003 he joined Norwegian Cruise Line’s onboard revenue department to manage the company’s in-house port & shopping promotions and subsequently handle shore excursion for the Caribbean & Alaska. Chris returned to Princess in 2008 in the Fort Lauderdale office to assist Lisa Jensen in overseeing shore excursion program for the Caribbean & Canada/New England. In addition, Chris is a freelance travel writer.
CRUISE INDUSTRY PROFILES • 2011
FCCA 2011 Cruise Industry Highlights and Profiles. The who's who of the Cruise Line Industry.