A couple of Tauck’s top executives, each with 20+ years in the company, are expected to serve as co-godmothers when the line’s new MS Andorinha riverboat is officially christened in August in the village of Barca d'Alva, Portugal.
Company President Jennifer Tombaugh together with Chief Culture Officer Sharyn Cannon will share the honour when the new ship, specifically designed for cruising along Portugal’s Douro River, enters Tauck’s fleet during the first week of next month.
The shipowner Scylla Cruises charters MS Andorinha to the US cruise travel company Tauck Tours.
Tombaugh joined Tauck back in 2001 and currently oversees its Worldwide Operations, Brand Management, Guest Relations, Reservations, Sales teams. During her Tauck career, she's been responsible for the launch of Tauck Bridges (the family travel brand of the company), Tauck’s partnership with filmmaker Ken Burns, the redesign of Tauck’s reservation systems and website, as well as the formation of Tauck Ventures, which is focused on new business development.
Cannon joined the company back in 1999 as the Director of the Reservations Sales Center. Currently, she leads a number of key departments such as Tauck Director Management, Human Resources, and IMPACT (Tauck’s philanthropic efforts), all with a focus on the engagement of employees and stewardship of the company’s unique culture. She also co-leads the Global Response Team (crisis management).