Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) Has Taken Over The Management Of The Berlin

FTI Cruises' BerlinWe are pleased to announce that on the 25th of October 2015 the Full Management of M/S Berlin successfully transferred to Columbia Cruise Services. Since April 2013, Columbia/CCS has been responsible for majority of the hotel crew on board the M/S Berlin, which is the first cruise vessel belonging to FTI Touristik.

Following the newly signed contract, CCS will be responsible for the Technical and Crew management including the selection and recruitment of seafaring personnel.

The M/S Berlin
The flagship of FTI Cruises is a small classic cruise ship for 400 passengers. The M/S Berlin operates two restaurants: the main restaurant and the Veranda-Restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor dining, it also has a cozy Yacht Club Bar, roomy Sirocco Lounge and new Berlin Lounge situated on the sun deck. The M/S Berlin also offers an outdoor pool. Other amenities include a gym, sauna, spa area and a large library. Massages and spa treatments are also available.

During the day, the M/S Berlin offers an extensive excursion program offering passengers several options to get out and about in ports and surrounding areas. Competent lecturers on board provide passengers with local insights and its people. The board language is German.

Columbia enhanced its tailor-made service structures within the Cruise industry by founding CCS in 2014. Looking back on more than 30 years of experience in the cruise business it was the right time to set up a specialized 3rd party cruise management service. CCS is operating out of Hamburg, Germany, since January 2015, dedicated exclusively to passenger, expedition cruise vessels and to the luxury yacht markets. CCS offers a broad scope of customized cruise and hotel services.

(Columbia Cruise Services)