Posted by: cruise2 | 18 October, 2014

Miami Cruise Industry Mourns Lewis A Fraser, Son Of Miami Cruise Pioneer And Himself A Cruise Catering Pioneer

The Cruise People Ltd

Lew Fraser © Andy Newman -  Seatrade Lewis Fraser with his son Lewis Fraser Jr at the Port of Miami in 1996. Behind them is Royal Caribbean’s Nordic Empress, the last purpose-built Miami-Nassau 3- and 4-night cruise ship. Photo courtesy Seatrade – Andy Newman.

The cruise industry in Miami is mourning the passing of Lewis ‘Lew’ A Fraser, whose catering concessions once provided the food, beverages, chefs, cooks and waiters for Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises, Regency Cruises and Premier Cruise Lines. Fraser died on Wednesday, October 8. He was 74. For the full Seatrade obituary please go here.

Lew was a son of Frank Leslie Fraser, who was heavily involved in the banana shipping business from Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In 1950, when Lew was 10, his father founded the Eastern Shipping Corporation. Eastern in turn chartered the 3,445-ton Nuevo Dominicano, a ship that could carry 175 cruise passengers, from the Flota Mercante…

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