Posted by: cruise2 | 5 October, 2007

More Officer Announcement for Cunarder QUEEN VICTORIA

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William Robinson, Chief Engineer
With Cunard for nearly 20 years, William Robinson currently serves as Chief Engineer aboard Queen Elizabeth 2. Joining Queen Victoria in the same position, he will be responsible for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the ship’s technical equipment, which is considered among the most advanced in the industry. Robinson joined Cunard’s “grande dame of the seas” as a Junior Engineer and quickly earned his Combined 1st Class Certificate, working his way up the engineering ranks. His first seafaring experience, over 30 years ago, was sailing oil tankers and gas carriers for Shell.

Chief Robinson is a graduate of Sunderland University in Sunderland, England, where he earned his Bachelor of Education degree in Technology. Following graduation, he taught Craft Design and Technology for three years. Accepting the post as Chief Engineer aboard Queen Victoria, he says, is the realization of a lifelong ambition.

Robert Howie, Hotel Manager
Robert Howie brings more than 21 years of experience – on land and at sea – to his new post as Hotel Manager aboard Queen Victoria.  Mr. Howie held the position of Food & Beverage Manager aboard RMS Queen Mary 2 in the ocean liner’s inaugural year and was then promoted to  Hotel Manager to Cunard’s flagship in 2005. In charge of all onboard operations re housekeeping, food and beverage, entertainment and personnel, he served during some of the ship’s most interesting voyages including her 2006 inaugural South America voyages, first World Cruise earlier this year including the ship’s rendezvous with Queen Elizabeth 2  in Sydney and inaugural call into San Francisco, as well as Carly Simon’s DVD concert special in 2005. Prior to joining Cunard, Mr. Howie served in senior managerial Food & Beverage positions and new build projects for Princess Cruises – both shoreside and onboard – since 1990. 

One wonders why the ladies and gentlemen who served in Cunard Line ships are not more prominent in these promotions.

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