Frank J. Del Rio
Frank J. Del Rio is the president and chief executive officer of S&P 500 company Norwegian
Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH), which operates Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania
Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Del Rio assumed this role in January 2015. An over 25-
year cruise industry veteran, Del Rio has successfully led Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in
delivering industry leading financial results while providing an unparalleled guest experience.
Under his leadership, the company has expanded its fleet with the newest and most innovative
ships at sea, introduced the company’s latest island destination, Harvest Caye in Belize, and
significantly strengthened its global footprint.
Previously, Del Rio served as chairman and chief executive officer of Prestige Cruise Holdings,
Inc., the parent company operating both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Del
Rio founded Oceania Cruises in 2002, and in doing so, created a new “upper premium” market
space in the cruise industry. Under his leadership the line has grown from a fledgling start-up
with one 684-passenger ship to a dominant player in the upscale cruise market with six ships
totaling 5,300 berths, including the addition of two highly acclaimed 1,250-passenger sister
ships, Marina and Riviera. In 2008, Prestige Cruise Holdings acquired Regent Seven Seas
Cruises and quickly completed a turnaround which positioned Regent Seven Seas Cruises as the
market leader in luxury cruising and in turn positioned Prestige Cruise Holdings as the premier
operator of upscale cruise brands.
Del Rio, who was born in Havana, Cuba and emigrated to the United States in 1961 at age six,
earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified