Chosen as the world's top-rated cruise line six times by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, Regent Seven Seas Cruises® has earned a leadership role in the 6-star cruise industry. Our fleet of luxury ships provides a limited number of guests the highest standard of cruising excellence combined with exciting opportunities for discovery around the world.
The Regent Seven Seas Cruises® executive leadership team:
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.
Under his leadership, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has grown to a fleet of 26 ships and has achieved significant milestones including the first sailings to Cuba in over 50 years by an established North American cruise brand; the successful introduction of five new vessels to the company’s fleet, including Seven Seas Explorer, the most luxurious ship ever built, and Norwegian Bliss, the most successful newbuild in the company’s history; and the introduction of the company’s latest island destination, Harvest Caye in Belize, all while delivering double-digit annual revenue and adjusted EPS growth. The company also has firm orders for eight additional cruise ships to be delivered from 2019 through 2027.
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 Public Accountant. He and his wife, Marcia, have two children and four grandchildren and live in Coral Gables, Florida.
Jason Montague is president and chief executive officer for Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. He was appointed to this position in September 2016. In this role, Montague is responsible for marketing, sales, revenue management, passenger services along with oversight of itinerary development and the onboard product for Regent Seven Seas Cruises®.
Previously, Montague served as president and chief operating officer for Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises® where he successfully oversaw the launch of Sirena for Oceania Cruises and Seven Seas Explorer for the Regent Seven Seas Cruises® brand. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd during the acquisition of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. Before the acquisition by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Prestige Cruise Holdings, the parent company for both Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. During his twelve year tenure at Prestige Cruise Holdings, he helped build the business plan for the launch of Oceania Cruises in 2002, including oversight for the purchase of its initial three R-class vessels; was involved with the equity investment by Apollo Management and acquisition of Regent Seven Seas Cruises®; and drove financing and delivery of Oceania Cruises’ new builds Marina and Riviera and the 2014 acquisition by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
Prior to joining Oceania Cruises, Montague operated a successful consulting practice focused on strategic planning and development of small to medium-sized companies. Previously, he held the position of Vice President Finance for Alton Entertainment Corporation, a brand equity marketer that was majority owned by the Interpublic Group of Companies.
Montague holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Miami.
Robert J. Binder is Vice Chairman of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. Prior to the acquisition of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Binder served as the Vice Chairman of Prestige since May 2011 and President of Prestige since January 2008, during which he oversaw the global expansion of the Prestige brands and was responsible for sales, marketing and branding efforts internationally. In his current role, Binder will continue building the Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas brands, enhancing the companies’ sales distribution channels and offering his high level of marketing expertise to the teams.
Binder is co-founder of Oceania Cruises, and played a key role in the development and design of new Oceania Cruises ships, new restaurant concepts and the introduction of The Culinary Center.
Before launching Oceania Cruises, Binder was the President of Meadowoods Consulting which provided consulting services to the financial and travel services industries. From 1992 to 2001, he held several executive posts in the cruise industry. Binder also held senior management positions at JP Morgan Chase, where he was a Strategic Planning Officer, and at Renaissance Cruises, where he was Vice President of Sales. Binder earned Master’s degrees in both Finance and Marketing from Cornell University and did his undergraduate studies at Purdue University.
Randall Soy is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Regent Seven Seas Cruises®. He leads the North American marketing strategy; oversees business development for the most inclusive luxury experience; and manages the Field and Internal Sales teams, National and Key Accounts, and the cruise consultants aboard the line’s fleet of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships. With the company since the inception of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises® brand in 1990, Randall’s leadership and vision have been central to the luxury brand’s success. His early achievements include having developed a domestic distribution strategy for Regent Seven Seas Cruises® that established the luxury line as a preferential partner within the line’s valued travel agent community. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Randall holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.
Harry Sommer is the Executive Vice President, International Business Development for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd. Sommer was appointed to this position in June 2015. In this role, Sommer is responsible for all sales, marketing, public relations and office operations for all 3 brands of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings for all markets outside the United States and Canada.
Sommer joined the company in 2000 and then rejoined in 2009, and has served in a number of executive positions within the company. In early 2015, Sommer served as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. During 2013 and 2014, Sommer was the Chief Marketing Officer for Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. Prior to this, Sommer’s positions included Senior Vice President Finance, Chief Information Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Vice President Revenue Management and Relationship Marketing.
Between 2002 and 2008, Sommer was the co-founder and President of Luxury Cruise Center, a high-end travel agency specializing in selling premium and luxury cruise product. Prior to 2000, Sommer worked 8 years at Renaissance Cruises in various marketing and finance roles.
Sommer holds an MBA from Pace University and a BBA from Baruch College.