The founder, chairman and main executive of American Cruise Traces, Charles A. Robertson, has passed absent. His son, Charles B. Robertson, has been appointed as the river cruise line’s new CEO, the company’s Board of Directors has announced.
“My father was a visionary and pioneer of the cruise field and it is an honor to lead the firm he made,” Robertson said in a penned statement. My brothers and I have adopted in his footsteps and will try to remember him as a great leader, mentor, and father. We have prudently worked towards this changeover, and with the guidance of our executives and employees, will keep on our devotion to our friends and determination to development.”
Charles A. Robertson started off his job as an airline pilot, and he remained a pilot all through his time main American Cruise Traces. Considering that founding the river cruise line in 1991, he grew it to an procedure with over 35 itineraries in 25 states, which include Alaska and Florida. American’s fleet will develop to 13 vessels by the stop of the 12 months, which include 4 Modern-day Riverboats, which have debuted a patent-bending opening bow and retractable gangway.
Robertson was also an avid sailor with a USCG Master and Limitless First-Class Pilots license, and he received a selection of global and national sail races over the training course of his lifetime. He was named a person of our sister publication’s Travel Agent Cruise Innovators for 2019.
Charles B. Robertson joined American Cruise Traces in 2003 and was named a vice president in 2014.