COLUMBIA Cruise Services GmbH & Co. KG (CCS) is a Hamburg-based company founded in 2014, affiliated to the COLUMBIA/MARLOW Group. The Cypriot predecessor, the “Columbia Cruise Group” looks back on a history of 30 years within the maritime leisure industry.
The foundation of CCS was the logical consequence of the individual needs of our clients, their vessels and further emerging alterations in the legislations for passenger vessels over the last decade. As a standalone management company solely dedicated to the cruise industry, CCS is able to meet the highest industry standards, providing best practice services. Our biggest assets to achieve this are our employees, proven by an on-board retention rate of 89%, cruise branch experts in all CCS shore-side departments and a tailor-made safety management system for each client.
The company location in Hamburg (Germany), being one of the major cruise hubs in Europe, ensures a fast and personal access to our clients, their cruise vessel, the industry and suppliers.
Dedicated to cruise vessel management in the markets of expedition, luxury and classical cruising, CCS is currently operating 10 cruise vessels for three clients on a world-wide basis. Two more additions to the fleet are announced for 2018 and 2019. CCS is offering the full range of ship management services including technical management, crewing and hospitality services. The fleet covers a passenger capacity range from 155 up to 2.200.