Harry Sommer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Cruise Line, the innovator in global cruise travel which has been breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising for more than 50 years. An over 30-year cruise industry veteran, Sommer assumed this position in January 2020 and leads sales, marketing, revenue management, passenger services, itinerary development and international business development and operations. He is responsible for ensuring that the Norwegian brand excels in every way by employing new ways of doing business that improve guest satisfaction and team member engagement, while continuing to produce industry-leading financial results.
Previously, Sommer served as President, International for the company’s portfolio of award-winning brands including Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. In this role, he was responsible for sales, marketing, public relations, business development and office operations for all markets outside of the United States and Canada. Under his leadership, the company expanded its global footprint with the opening of several offices around the world and significantly strengthened its international presence.
During his more than 30-year tenure in the industry, Sommer has held a variety of executive roles at Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Prestige Cruise Holdings, Renaissance Cruises and Viking River Cruises, including Executive Vice President of International Business Development, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Information Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. He also co-founded Luxury Cruise Centre, a high-end travel agency specialising in premium and luxury cruise experiences. Sommer holds an MBA from Pace University and a BBA from Baruch College, both in New York City.