Tor Johan Pedersen, SVP Sales and Marketing Havila Voyages

Tor Johan started his Cruise career in the late nineties at Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, at a time when the com¬pany was rapidly expanding its fleet and itineraries, thus driving passenger growth in the Nordic countries. 

He stayed at the company almost 10 years before setting up his own cruise specialist travel agency, WonderCruises, in 2008 which was subsequently acquired by TUI. 

He continued his career at Innovation Norway/Visit Norway with responsibility for the cruise sector. There he worked closely with ports, desti¬nations and cruise lines to try to create sustainable development of cruise traffic in Norway. 

More recently, he joined Havila Voyages as SVP Sales and Marketing. Havila Voyages will start a coastal cruise operation with 4 new ships in 2021 on the traditional Norwegian coastal route from Bergen to Kirkenes – powered exclusively by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) and electricity.