Captain Caruana – New leader of the TUI Cruises fleet

Captain Caruana – New leader of the TUI Cruises fleet


27 June 2024 – We last saw the Maltese Captain Omar Caruana next to TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier and environmental officer Fenia Kalachani on the day of the ship’s christening on board the Mein Schiff 7. Now we hear that Captain Caruana will be responsible for the entire TUI Cruises fleet on land in the future.

Captain Caruana follows in the footsteps of Finnish captain Kjell Holm, who commissioned all ships of the Mein Schiff fleet over the course of ten years. The shipping company informs that with the commissioning of the Mein Schiff 7 passed the baton to Captains Omar Caruana and Jens Troier. Omar Caruana oversaw the construction of Mein Schiff 7 in the shipyard and was also the captain during the ship's christening last Saturday in Kiel Bay.

Captain Holm, godmother, CEO TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier


Captain Holm, godmother, CEO TUI Cruises Wybcke Meier


TUI Cruises CEO Meier, environmental officer Kalachani, Captain Caruana


TUI Cruises CEO Meier, environmental officer Kalachani, Captain Caruana 


After almost 25 years at sea, 16 of which with TUI Cruises, Captain Caruana will in future oversee the fortunes of all TUI Cruises ships from land. Captain Jens Troier will be at the command post on the first and subsequent voyages of the Mein Schiff 7. The new ship set off on Sunday for its first voyage to the North Cape and Spitsbergen. After a few trips to the north, Mein Schiff 7 will spend the rest of the summer cruising the Baltic Sea before moving to its winter cruising area around the Canary Islands. Captain Troier has been working for TUI Cruises since 2010. After serving as Chief Officer Safety and later as Staff Captain, he has been working as captain on board the Mein Schiff fleet and on the expedition ships of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises since 2016.

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