COLUMBIA Cruise Services GmbH & Co. KG
With effect of December 01st, 2017 Columbia Cruise Services GmbH & Co. KG is the official Manager of the cruise vessels Berlin (FTI Cruises); Bremen, Europa, Europa 2, Hanseatic (all Hapag Lloyd Cruises); and Marella Celebration, Marella Discovery, Marella Discovery 2 and Marella Dream (all Marella Cruises).
“The ‘GmbH & Co. KG’ is the logical continuation of the progression following the foundation of COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) in 2014. As a stand-alone company solely dedicated to third-party management of cruise vessels, operating from Northern Germany, we are able to provide on-site and tailor-made services to our clients” elucidates Managing Director Olaf Groeger. “CCS is solely dedicated to provide management services for cruise and expedition vessels.”
The headquarters at the COLUMBIA TWINS² in Hamburg, Germany, is directly located at the river Elbe in walking distance to the Altona Cruise Terminal.
Ralf Koelpin, also Managing Director of the newly established entity, explains further on the choice of the company location that “Hamburg is not only an important hub in Northern Europe for many cruise operators, but also a fantastic location for us as a manager in a fast growing cruise community.”