Columbia Cruise Services Appointed As Technical Manager Of The Club Med 2
Columbia Cruise Services (CCS), Germany’s leading cruise ship management company, is honored to welcome Club Med as a new client. Club Med appointed the technical management including purchasing, logistics, port operations, crewing and recruiting of the sailing passenger vessel CLUB MED 2 to the Hamburg-based company.
The CLUB MED 2, one of the largest motor sailing ships in the world, is owned by Club Med, a French based tourism company that was founded in the 1950s. Club Med operates 66 holiday clubs worldwide as well as the very iconic club ship CLUB MED 2.
CCS Managing Director Olaf Groeger is looking forward to a successful and long lasting partnership with Club Méditerranée S.A.: “We are extremely happy to be trusted by Club Med with the management of the CLUB MED 2. A very special and prestigious cruise vessel. Her unique appearance made her an internationally well known tall ship which adds even further diversity to the CCS fleet. We are very proud having her and look forward to a succesfull and growing relationship with Club Med.”
Extraordinary times require individual solutions: with the world-wide COVID-19 restrictions in place, CCS is currently working on a remote management take-over option in cooperation with the classification society and the flag administration.
The CLUB MED 2 was built in 1992 at the Société Nouvelle des Ach shipyard in Le Havre and completely renovated in 1996. It is a five-masted computer-controlled staysail schooner, operated as a cruise ship. She has eight decks, six of which are accessible to passengers. The ship has 184 outside cabins for 392 passengers.
The crew consists of 200 sailors in total, of which 45 are employed in the deck and engine departments. During summer the CLUB MED 2 is cruising in the Mediterranean and in winter she shifts to the Caribbean.