Oceania Cruises has appointed Wendy Moriarty, Deborah Hellman and Joseph Eastep as sales directors for the Greater Los Angeles, Southern California & Hawaii, and South Florida regions, respectively. Chief among their responsibilities is to partner with travel agents to strengthen and build the line’s client base in their territories.

In making the announcement, Nikki F. Upshaw, CTC, who joined Oceania Cruises in the newly created position of vice president of field sales six months ago, stated: “The mandate since Day One was to build the best sales force in the cruise industry. Wendy, Debbie and Joe have a proven track record of delivering results and sourcing new business. They make great additions to our experienced team.”

A respected sales leader with more than 25 years of proven expertise in the cruise industry, Moriarty most recently was director of business development for Viking River Cruises and previously held sales posts with Crystal Cruises and Royal Cruise Line.

Deborah Hellman comes to Oceania Cruises from MSC Cruises where she was director of sales for California, Arizona and Nevada. Prior sales positions include serving as a business development director for Carnival Cruise Lines for 11 years covering Southern California.

Joseph Eastep, a business development manager for Oceania Cruises since April 2011, is being promoted due to his stellar sales performance and outstanding support to the travel agency community. Previously, he worked for Vail Resorts.