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Cruise Ship & Yacht Services

Since 1985 Columbia Shipmanagement has been providing management services to some of the most renowned passenger vessels around the world. In order to enhance our services, Columbia Cruise Services (CCS) has been established specialising in the full management of cruise and expedition passenger vessels. Operating out of Hamburg and Limassol, CCS provides a full range of services tailored to the precise needs of our partners:

Technical Management

Ship and Shore personnel form a highly skilled team providing full technical management. The team jointly monitors engine performance and energy efficiency.  Detailed budgeting and reporting procedures allow comprehensive cost analysis, including extras such as carbon footprint analysis per passenger.

Operations Management

Our Operations Department ensures competitiveness, efficiency and cost-effective operations – from voyage optimisation to itinerary planning and supervision of all port-related activities.

Crew Management

Our worldwide network of crewing offices and agencies enables us to handpick cruise and hotel staff to best meet client requirements.

Project Management

Wide experience in dry docking, new building, refits, conversion and consultancy.

Swiss Ocean Yacht Management

The company formed in 2017 between Columbia Yacht Management and Swiss Ocean focuses on providing exclusive boutique yacht management at every stage: from the initial sketches of the yacht design and building to the recruitment and management of technical, crew, operations and commercial aspects. The Company offers comprehensive management for luxury travel, focusing on the development, management and support of more than 10 renowned superyachts and aircraft maintenance through our partner ACC Columbia Jet Services.


United Hospitality Institute (UHI) offers full education and training in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism industry. Its innovative learning platform prepares students for entering the workforce in the hospitality sector. Columbia leverages UHI to supply a large pool of hospitality professional to hotel brands, cruise operators, river boat and catering operators around the world.