Benny Weidacher (pictured) has been named Vice President of Operations at TUI Cruises.
He takes over from Ferdinand Strohmeier who is leaving the cruise company to become CEO at the Portuguese expedition cruise operator, Mystic Cruises.
Weidacher was most recently Vice President Ship Operations at Pullmantur and joined TUI Cruises on 1st July.
He has been in the cruise industry for more than 20 years and held various management positions both on land and on board, including at Royal Caribbean Cruises.
Wybcke Meier, TUI Cruises CEO, said: “With Benny Weidacher we are gaining an experienced cruise manager. We wish him a successful start.”
Strohmeier joined TUI Cruises as General Manager on board of ‘Mein Schiff 1’ in March, 2011 and was involved in six successful newbuilding commissionings.
“We very much regret, that Ferdinand Strohmeier is leaving us. We thank him for all the years of trustful co-operation and wish him all the best and much success in his new position as CEO of Mystic Cruises in Portugal,” Meier added.