Clasen joins Cruise Saudi

2022-03-25T15:08:24+00:00 March 25th, 2022|Appointments|

Cruise Saudi has appointed industry veteran, Lars Clasen, (pictured) as its CEO.

He has had more than 30 years experience in the shipping and cruise industries across Asia, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining Cruise Saudi, Clasen held several key roles in cruise companies, including as The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Managing Director, Co-founder and Managing Director of Dolce Cruise Management, CEO of A-ROSA River Cruises and President of AIDA Cruises.

In addition, he is also the founder and owner of Lars Clasen Cruise Consulting.

Fawaz Farooqui, Cruise Saudi Managing Director, said: “We are excited to announce that Lars Clasen has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Cruise Saudi. Clasen brings three decades of experience in the global cruising industry, and we look forward to having him as a key member of the team.”

Clasen commented: “As a cruise professional and enthusiast, I’ve been following the tremendous progress Cruise Saudi has made in such a short span of time; from setting up an entirely new industry and welcoming guests on cruise ships for the first time in Saudi Arabia, to garnering a great deal of attention globally as the newest player in the cruise industry.

“I am honoured to be joining a diligent team of professionals and look forward to achieving more milestones together as Cruise Saudi embarks upon a new phase of development in opening not just one gateway, but several new gateways connecting the world to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” he said.