A-ROSA River Cruises has appointed Andre Mahr into the newly created role of director of fleet services. The move is another important step in the cruise lines expansion plans and its commitment to grow and modernise its fleet going forward.
Mahr joins from Carnival Maritime GmbH in Hamburg where he was vice president – marine operations fleet Asia. He will be responsible for all 12 ships in the fleet and will lead the operational and strategic development of A-ROSA’s nautical engineering department, based in Chur, Switzerland.
Mahr will work closely with Matthias Lutter, A-ROSA’s head of new builds who joined in January this year. A key focus for Mahr will be sustainability and looking at innovative methods and products that A-ROSA can develop going forward.
Jörg Eichler, managing director at A-ROSA River Cruises comments: “This is another high profile appointment that clearly demonstrates how committed we are to developing our fleet and products. The more ships we have, the more expertise we are going to need to drive us forward and Andre has an impressive background in shipping with over 25 years of experience. It is also important that as we grow, we continue to stay true to our core values at all times, offering something a little different and being innovators in our field in terms of sustainability, product design and development.”