COLUMBIA Cruise Services will support TUI Cruises in the recruitment of medical staff

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg launches  Mein Schiff 6 (Photo Hamburg Marketing Christian Spahrbier)COLUMBIA Cruise Services (CCS) has been appointed to recruit medical professionals for the Mein Schiff fleet of ships owned and operated by TUI Cruises.

The partnership will see CCS, one of the leading international cruise ship managers and a brand of COLUMBIA blue – The Leisure Group, drawing on its network of crewing offices around the globe to source doctors and nurses.

“Medical professionals are vital members of any cruise ship operation – especially during a pandemic,” said Olaf Groeger, CCS Managing Director. “COLUMBIA has a wealth of experience in recruiting and managing medical personnel, giving TUI Cruises access to experienced, highly trained doctors and nurses at a time when the global medical industry is suffering a skills shortage.”

Mr Groeger added that it was an honour for CCS to extend its collaboration with TUI Cruises to the Mein Schiff fleet. CCS is the appointed technical manager of the Hapag Lloyd Cruises fleet, TUI Cruises’ luxury brand.

“With recruiting being one of our core businesses, we are looking forward to developing the ideal strategy using our worldwide reach to satisfy TUI Cruises,” he said.

The deal brings together two industry leaders with one objective: to ensure the health and safety of all passengers and crew on board TUI Cruises vessels. The partnership starts in June 2021.

(TUI Cruises, COLUMBIA Cruise Services)