FTI Cruises GmbH has awarded Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) with the full management of its 400-passenger vessel the Berlin. The contract begins on Oct. 24, and CCS has alreayd been managing the hotel crew on the ship since April 2013.

Olaf Groeger, Director of CCS said: "We at COLUMBIA are very excited to work together with FTI and are looking forward to expanding our services with and for FTI in the years to come.” .

The flagship of FTI Cruises is a small classic cruise ship for 400 passengers. The 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 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 Berlin offers an extensive excursion program offering passengers several options to get out and about in ports and surrounding areas. Competent lecturers onboard provide passengers with local insights and its people. The onboard language is German.