The Seatrade European Cruise Personality of the Year Award recognises Karl J. Pojer’s entrepreneurial skills and strategic effort to further strengthen Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ reputation as one of the world’s leading luxury and expedition cruise lines. With the acquisition of EUROPA 2, the continuous enhancements of the existing fleet, the growth of the expedition segment, his dedication to quality, and his overall commitment to the cruise industry as CLIA Chairman for Germany, Mr. Pojer has shown great drive and enthusiasm.
The winner of the Seatrade Cruise Personality Of The Year is chosen for their drive and personality, their business acumen, their sense of entrepreneurism and for a significant milestone achieved in the given year. “We feel that Karl fits these criteria very well, particularly looking at what Hapag-Lloyd Cruises is doing on the newbuild front and in the luxury and expedition cruising arena,” said Mary Bond, brand director, content Seatrade Portfolio.
Karl J. Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises: “Being awarded the European Cruise Personality of the Year 2017 is a very special honour, which I am. delighted to accept. The Award also recognizes all the hard work we have accomplished as a team; it is also an award for my colleagues in Hamburg and those on board our vessels that support me day-by-day. It is a privilege to work for one of the world’s leading luxury and expedition cruise line and it is a privilege to work in the cruise industry as I am absolutely convinced that the cruise industry is the most creative industry with the highest rate of innovation.”
Hamburg, September 2017