Miami-based Cruise Management International (CMI) has taken over the technical and crew management of Mexican Grupo Vidanta’s 1990-built cruise ship ‘Vidanta Elegant’.
“We are honoured to be awarded this contract and it is a privilege to be associated with such a quality organisation as Grupo Vidanta,” said Jim Barreiro de Leon, CMI President and CEO.
Jose Alonso, Grupo Vidanta director of operations, said: “We are excited to engage a technical manager who understands our needs, behaves as a true partner and operates within the same time zone as our organisation.”
In addition to the technical management, CMI will provide port and fuel management, purchasing, project management and will handle all administration for the deck, engine and hotel crew.
“Our partnership is based on similar objectives and principles making it a natural fit,” Barreiro de Leon added. “We are confident in our ability to deliver tangible benefits to our owners and we are delighted that the Vidanta Elegant and Grupo Vidanta will enhance our reputation managing a very select fleet of vessels.”