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December
2023

CLIA honours Hall of Fame inductees

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland has revealed its latest Hall of Fame recipients. The honours were announced today (December 19) at CLIA’s annual Winter Ball, and awarded to:

  • Jacqueline Dobson, president, Barrhead Travel
  • Tony Andrews, managing director, cruise.co.uk
  • Ruth Marshall, vice president international general counsel and managing director, RCL Cruise Ltd

Jacqueline Dobson’s experience within the travel sector spans over two decades, having originally joined Barrhead as a trainee. She has worked in a variety of roles including sales, marketing, business development, product and commercial, as well as establishing the UK’s largest experience store in Glasgow. She now leads a team of over 1000 employees across Barrhead Travel’s network.

Tony Andrews was this year promoted to managing director of cruise.co.uk, having originally joined the cruise specialist in 2000. He became product and commercial director in 2015, then deputy managing director in 2019. He is now responsible for spearheading the company’s growth in the UK market.

Ruth Marshall has been at Royal Caribbean since 2007. She joined as Associate Vice President Legal Counsel International, before assuming her current role in 2018. She was credited by CLIA for her industry-wide work across the past few years. Ruth will shortly leave the company after 16 ‘wonderful’ years.

The awards were presented on behalf of the industry by Royal Caribbean’s Ben Bouldin, who is also CLIA Chair UK & Ireland; MSC’s Antonio Paradiso; and Princess Cruises’ Eithne Williamson.

Andy Harmer, CLIA managing director UK & Ireland, said: “Many congratulations to our Hall of Fame inductions. They have all enjoyed hugely impressive careers and are proof positive of how knowledge, passion and drive can get you to the very top of the industry.

“They are fantastic role models for colleagues across the sector, as well as everyone looking to start their journey in cruise.”

The CLIA Hall of Fame was launched last year. The awards will be a regular fixture in the cruise calendar and presented annually at the CLIA Winter Ball.

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