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MIAMI, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Top-rated premium brand Celebrity Cruises announced the appointment of Lisa Kauffman as vice president of Marketing. Kauffman will lead the brand’s overall marketing program, including brand strategy and development, web marketing, research, loyalty and direct marketing, public relations, and advertising. She will report to Celebrity’s President & CEO Dan Hanrahan.

“We are elated to have someone of Lisa’s caliber join Celebrity in the midst of such an exciting period of growth and momentum,” said Hanrahan. “Her experience with globally respected brands and her proven leadership will be invaluable as we expand and evolve the Celebrity brand with our stunning new Solstice Class ships.” Kauffman has worked in the retail and marketing arenas for more than 20 years, most recently serving as senior vice president of Marketing for Macy’s, Florida, where she led a team of 120 executives responsible for marketing, advertising, sales promotion, public relations, special events, loyalty marketing and direct marketing. She was credited with several innovative marketing and sales strategies to support product launches, promotions, customer loyalty programs, store openings, and brand enhancement.

Previously, Kauffman served as vice president of Media Buying, Production and Technology, and vice president of Strategic Marketing for the retail giant. Prior to Macy’s, she served in several progressive, senior roles with The Walt Disney Company.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Penn., Kauffman also studied at the American College in Paris in Paris, France. She is a member of several professional and community (Miami-Dade County, Fla.) organizations, including the CEO Forum of the Commonwealth Institute and The Beacon Council’s Fashion & Lifestyle Task Force.

Celebrity Cruises offers comfortably sophisticated, upscale vacation experiences with highly personalized service, exceptional dining, and extraordinary attention to detail. Celebrity sails in Alaska, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Galapagos Islands, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal and South America. The line also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Europe and South America. Noted for four of the top 10 “Top Cruise Ships in the World” in the large-ship category, as voted by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler (February 2009 readers’ poll), Celebrity’s fleet - including the new Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Equinox - will be joined by Celebrity Eclipse in 2010, a fourth Solstice-class ship in 2011, and a fifth in 2012. For more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit www.celebritycruises.com.

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