Jessica Hoppe Named President and CEO at The World

The World

The Board of Directors of The World, Residences at Sea has appointed Jessica Hoppe as president and chief executive officer, according to a press release.

Hoppe was appointed by unanimous decision. She had previously been serving as Interim CEO since April 2024. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she will oversee operations at the corporate office and aboard the ship.

According to the Board of Directors, “Jessica was the best candidate to lead the organization forward. Her knowledge, personal attributes, and proven track record make her highly suited for our unique and bespoke environment. We are confident in her ability to guide our organization for the long term. The Board is committed to ensuring that we hire and retain world-class leadership, management, and Crew to continue delivering the exceptional level of luxury services expected by our discerning Residents and Guests.”

Hoppe joined the company in February 2022 as General Counsel and Vice President of Strategic Alignment and was promoted to Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel in August 2023.

“I want to express my gratitude to the Board of Directors for their trust and confidence in me,” said Hoppe. “It is an honor and privilege to lead this organization, and I am excited about the journey ahead.”

Before joining The World, Ms. Hoppe held senior roles including General Counsel and Senior Vice President at Crystal Cruises, LLC, in Miami, Florida. She also served as General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Genting Americas Inc. in New York and Miami. Earlier in her career, she worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York and Balch & Bingham LLP in Gulfport, Mississippi, and Birmingham, Alabama.


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