Mark Conroy is Executive Advisor to Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH). Conroy advises Frank Del Rio, PCH’s Chairman and CEO, and Kunal S. Kamlani, PCH’s President and COO on a series of core business strategies Conroy was president of Regent Seven Seas Cruises for 20 years overseeing all day-to-day operations for the world’s most inclusive, ultra-luxury cruise line. Under his tenure, the line pioneered the all-balcony, all-suite concept, and launched the 700-guest Seven Seas Mariner (March 2001) and Seven Seas Voyager (April 2003), considered among the most luxurious ships afloat. The boutique, 480-guest Seven Seas Navigator (November 1999) completes the three-ship fleet. A 30-year industry veteran, Conroy joined Regent Seven Seas Cruises as president and CEO of Diamond Cruise in 1992 and was instrumental in its merger with Seven Seas Cruise Line in 1995 to become Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, part of the Carlson group. In March 2006, Radisson aligned with sister brand Regent Hotels and Resorts and was renamed Regent Seven Seas Cruises. In December 2007, investment firm Apollo Global Management, LP, along with Oceania Cruises’ original shareholders and management team, announced that it would acquire 100 percent of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and the transaction closed in January of 2008. Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises were placed under the ownership of PCH. One of the industry's most respected leaders, Conroy previously served as president of both Renaissance Cruises and Commodore Cruise Line and as vice president of sales for Royal Viking Line. Conroy’s introduction to the cruise industry was in 1973; working in the mailroom at Norwegian Cruise Line, while studying at the University of Miami, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He and his wife Marilyn have a daughter and live in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.