Carnival Maritime Names Miliaras VP Fleet Cruise Execution

Minas MiliarasCarnival Maritime has named Minas Miliaras as Vice President Fleet Cruise Execution.

Minas will head the fleet teams and the maintenance development team for all AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises and Costa Asia ships.

He will be responsible for the fleet management of the 26 vessels according to efficiency and sustainability targets of Carnival Maritime, according to a press release. 

This includes technical management, improvement of repair efficiency, standardization and harmonizing processes as well as connecting offices and ships across the globe.

Greek-born Minas is a studied naval architect, and MBA marine engineer. Before joining Carnival Maritime, he worked for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises for sixteen years. Since 2013, he headed the fleet team of 13 Royal Caribbean vessels in the position of a.v.p. of marine operations. 

Minas started his career in the cruise industry in 1999 at Lloyds Register. In 2006 he began working as a site office manager for Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises where he supervised the construction of the Celebrity Solstice-class ships. 

Minas takes over his position from Björn Sprotte, who has led the department for the past year and a half.

Lars Ljoen, Managing Director of Carnival Maritime, said: “I am very happy to welcome Minas to the team. He will add great competencies and longtime experiences in fleet operations to our team and is therefore a fantastic fit. I am confident that he will make a valuable contribution to the team and further advance our fleet management operations.”

Minas added: “I am more than excited to join Carnival Maritime in this position and build on Björn’s great work. I look forward to further increasing the efficiency and sustainability targets of our services together with our international teams.”

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