Miliaras tapped for Carnival Maritime Post

Posted by Greg Trauthwein

Minas Miliaras has taken on the role of Vice President Fleet
Cruise Execution at Carnival Maritime, the Marine Service Unit of
the Costa Group (AIDA, Costa) in Hamburg.

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. 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 & Celebrity Cruises for sixteen years. Since 2013,
he headed the fleet team of 13 Royal Caribbean vessels in the
position of Associate Vice President for Marine Operations. From
2009, Minas was Director Technical Systems at Celebrity Cruises
where he was responsible for technical systems and services
including Electrical and Automation, Energy, Advanced Water
Treatment, Piping & Engines Maintenance. Minas started his
career in the cruise industry in 1999 at Lloyds Register. In 2006
he began working as Site Office Manager for Royal Caribbean &
Celebrity Cruises where he supervised the construction of the
120,000 tons Celebrity Solstice Class Cruise Vessels.

Minas takes over his position from Björn Sprotte, who has led the
department for the past 1 ½ years. Lars Ljoen, Managing Director
of Carnival Maritime, says "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."

Feb 21, 2017

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