The founder, chairman and chief govt of American Cruise Traces, Charles A. Robertson, has handed away. His son, Charles B. Robertson, has been appointed because the river cruise line’s new CEO, the corporate’s Board of Administrators has introduced.
“My father was a visionary and pioneer of the cruise business and it’s an honor to steer the group he created,” Robertson mentioned in a written assertion. My brothers and I’ve adopted in his footsteps and can bear in mind him as an amazing chief, mentor, and father. We’ve prudently labored towards this transition, and with the assist of our executives and staff, will proceed our dedication to our company and dedication to progress.”
Charles A. Robertson began his profession as an airline pilot, and he remained a pilot all through his time main American Cruise Traces. Since founding the river cruise line in 1991, he grew it to an operation with over 35 itineraries in 25 states, together with Alaska and Florida. American’s fleet will develop to 13 vessels by the tip of the yr, together with 4 Trendy Riverboats, which have debuted a patent-bending opening bow and retractable gangway.
Robertson was additionally an avid sailor with a USCG Grasp and Limitless First-Class Pilots license, and he received numerous worldwide and nationwide sail races over the course of his lifetime. He was named certainly one of our sister publication’s Journey Agent Cruise Innovators for 2019.
Charles B. Robertson joined American Cruise Traces in 2003 and was named a vice chairman in 2014.