Kravet/Oceania Cruise Collection Hits The Deck Running
August 5, 2013
BETHPAGE, New York — Kravet has introduced the Oceania Cruise Collection, a licensed 63 sku indoor/outdoor solution dyed acrylic plain and woven jacquard fabrics group that represents the company’s first collection based on a luxury cruise line.
The Oceania Collection came about as a result of a chance meeting in Kravet’s Dania, Florida showroom between John Dull, Executive Vice President of Sales for Kravet Inc. and Marcia Del Rio, the design director for Prestige Cruise Holdings which owns Oceania and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Marcia is the wife of Frank Del Rio, Chairman and CEO of Prestige. Frank Del Rio founded Oceania Cruises in 2003.
After the meeting in Dania, Cary Kravet, President and CEO of Kravet Inc., John Dull and Frank Del Rio met in Miami and decided on a partnership that would lead to the collection.
“Our companies are so much alike,” said Ellen Kravet, a principal at Kravet Inc. “Luxury, service, sophistication and understanding our customers’ needs are keys to our success. Both are family, hands on companies”.
Ellen Kravet and her husband Ray have recently taken an Oceania cruise on its newest ship, Riviera and she called it her “best cruise vacation ever, simply spectacular!”
“The chance meeting in Dania has turned into a wonderful partnership,” Ellen said. “Based on sales of the new collection, one residential designer will win a cruise for two in a Penthouse Suite.”
Kravet Inc. has declared October 1st as Oceania Day in its showrooms. Frank and Marcia Del Rio will be the guests of honor at the Kravet N.Y. D&D Showroom on that date.