President and Chief Executive Officer, Azamara Club Cruises®
Luxury cruise industry veteran Larry Pimentel was appointed President and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises® in July 2009. Pimentel is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the two-ship brand to ensure its continuous growth and success.
Pimentel has more than 25 years of travel industry experience catering to the high-end consumer. Prior to taking the helm at Azamara, he served as president, chief executive officer and co-owner of SeaDream Yacht Club, designed to provide an intimate luxury yachting experience while sailing primarily in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line. He also held the position of president and chief executive officer of Classic Hawaii.
Among Pimentel's awards and accomplishments are being selected as one of the "25 most influential travel executives of America;" receiving the "2004 Leader in Luxury" award from Travel Agent magazine, and being named "1998 Travel Industry Executive of the Year" by World Travel Mart.
Pimentel reports directly to parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Chairman and CEO Richard D. Fain, who said, "Larry brings a wealth of experience in selling and marketing upscale cruise products to affluent customers, which is critical to the continued evolution of Azamara Club Cruises."
Since its founding in 2007, Azamara Club Cruises - whose fleet consists of two elegant 686-guest ships: Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest® - has been named "Best Luxury Cruise Line" by Cruise One/Cruises Inc., received the "Smart Luxury Award" from Sherman's Travel, and the "Best Premium Cruise Ship" award for Azamara Journey from Travel Weekly magazine.
Mr. Pimentel and his wife Sandi have five children, and live in Key Biscayne, Florida.