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Business Development Manager Spotlight: Shanel Knight-Tarver, Norwegian Cruise Line

Shanel Knight-Tarver is a 16+ year travel industry veteran.  Since joining Norwegian, she has worked in various areas of the sales division, where she held various positions.  Leaving briefly to become a licensed and trained Travel Agent in the industry, she returned home to her first love, Norwegian.  She now serves as a Program Manager, Home Based Accounts.

Shanel works closely with Norwegian’s internal and external business development teams to maximize promotional opportunities and maximize revenue potential.  Her strong operational, organizational and relationship skills complement the Home Based team and partners will ensure a consistent brand delivery across a very successful and fast growing Home Based channel.  With a dedicated team collaborating with her, Shanel assists with business development, marketing, supplier relations, training and customer support.

Team Norwegian is excited about their renewed collaboration by our companies, we are here for you; better than ever before! That’s right, sales assistance and business development is right at your fingertips, tailor made with you in mind!  If you haven’t had a chance to get to know us yet, please know we want to know you!  We are committed to your success!

The Business Development Specialists (BDS) are our home based agent’s key point of contact for sales & business development needs.   We are based out of our headquarter office in Miami, Florida and travel periodically to each territory.   We are just a phone call, email, or Facebook post away!

Our BDS group is looking forward to working with each of you to find effective solutions to many of the primary issues impacting their business today, such as:

  • Staying competitive in the marketplace by leveraging our Freestyle Groups and enhanced Groups platform.
  • Retaining customers, while at the same time, driving new demand.
  • Assisting with developing effective promotional programs & business plans.
  • Obtain a better understanding our products, sales tools and unique features that differentiate our brand and give you an innovative, compelling product to promote.

Our goal is to make developing your business easy and effective.

So remember, you are at the center of everything we do.

Click here to find out “Who’s Who”       

In anticipation of launching Norwegian Getaway, the hottest new ship to hit Miami, we are ramping up efforts to drive new business for you through a variety of opportunities!  The largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, Norwegian Getaway will sail weekly seven-day cruises to the Eastern Caribbean. Ports of call on this fantastic new vessel include: Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Also, you can create your own free customized Norwegian Getaway microsite by visiting

We want to be your cruise line of choice and know that it takes a solid partnership built on delivering an outstanding product for your clients, being the easiest cruise line to do business with and investing millions in your continued success.  Tell us how we can best work with you to make 2014 your most profitable year ever.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 47-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to “Cruise Like a Norwegian” on one of 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards.

Thank you for your business and your partnership.

Best Regards,

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Shanel Knight-Tarver, MCC