Port of Miami CEO Out The Door and Over to NCL.

Juan Kuryla will be Senior Vice President, Port Development and Construction Management for Norwegian Holdings effective January 17, 2022.

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings today announced the appointment of Juan Kuryla as Senior Vice President, Port Development and Construction Management effective January 17, 2022.


Why is this important? It is important because going forward cruise lines will be increasing their investments in new ports of call in order to offset the loss of destinations that are too crowded or not interested in having ships invade their town.


The bosses at NCL Holdings think their made a great find. CEO Frank Del Rio said “We are pleased to welcome Juan Kuryla to the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings family as Senior Vice President, Port Development and Construction Management,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings. “As Director and CEO of PortMiami, widely considered the cruise capital of the world, I have had the privilege to work closely with Juan over the years and I am confident that he will be a tremendous asset to the Company. Throughout his impressive thirty-plus year career with Miami-Dade County, Juan has proven himself to be a strategic leader with a long track record of success and innovation.”


Daniel S. Farkas, executive vice president and general counsel of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. added “Juan is the ideal candidate for this newly created role and his extensive experience at PortMiami across diverse functions including but not limited to operations, finance, business development, sustainability and government relations will be invaluable in further strengthening all aspects of our Port Development and Construction Management functions.”


Kuryla holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Florida International University. In 2010, Kuryla obtained his Professional Port Manager PPM® degree from the American Association of Port Authorities.

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