As part of its corporate reorganization following the relocation of Seabourn to Seattle, Holland America Line has promoted Cyril Tatar to director of Seabourn technical operations.  

As part of his new responsibilities, Tatar will oversee the completion of construction on the Seabourn Quest, scheduled for delivery in May.  He reports to Dan Grausz, executive vice president, fleet operations for Holland America Line and Seabourn.

“Cyril’s experience at Holland America Line and proven technical and project management skills will be particularly beneficial in this new role,” said Grausz. “I am confident his diverse background will be an asset to Seabourn operations.”

A veteran of the cruise and maritime industries, Tatar most recently served as deputy director of Holland America Line acting as project manager for a number of ship conversions and retrofits, including overseeing the work on several ships as part of the company’s $566 million Signature of Excellence enhancement program.

He also served as project manager consultant for Cunard Line where he worked on the Queen Elizabeth 2, and as a consultant to Windstar Cruises prior to its sale by Carnival Corporation. His career also includes stints at Alstom Power and Chantiers de L'Atlantique – where he served as a design engineer as well as a project manager for Celebrity Cruises, Festival Cruises, Renaissance Cruises, Princess Cruises and Cunard Line.

Tatar holds a bachelor’s of science degree and a master of science in Engineering from the Université de Nantes. He also studied naval architecture and marine engineering at Ecole d'Architecture de Nantes, and financial management and logistics  support command at French National Military Academy of Saint-Cyr.