President, Dream Cruises & Managing Director, Crystal Cruises Asia
Thatcher Brown is the President of Dream Cruises & Managing Director Crystal Cruises Asia. Thatcher is responsible for developing and managing Dream Cruises’ business and brand – the new “Asia’s Global Cruise Line” of Genting Hong Kong. He has been with Dream Cruises since its inception, providing strategic and operational leadership. Thatcher is also responsible for leading Crystal Cruises Asia. He is charged with building awareness and market share throughout Asia for Crystal’s luxury cruise portfolio including Ocean, Riverboat, Yacht, and Aviation.
Prior to joining the company, Thatcher worked for Costa Cruises, a Carnival company, between 2012 and 2015 where he served as Director On Board Revenues and Guest Experience, and then, Vice President On Board Revenues and Product Development. In 2014, Thatcher was also appointed Chairman of Costa Crociere Foundation.
With over 28 years of experience in international hospitality and travel related businesses, Thatcher has held senior management positions in operations, brand strategy, marketing and product development with such international hospitality companies as Jumeirah Group, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, and Crystal Cruises.
Thatcher graduated from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in international management. He also attended Wesleyan University, (Middletown, CT) for two years as a Latin American Studies major. Thatcher’s has worked in United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, and Europe. He and his family are now based in Hong Kong.