The Board of Directors of, Guilford, Conn., headquartered American Cruise Lines, Inc. said Monday that Charles B. Robertson has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. His appointment follows the recent death of his father, Charles A. Robertson, the company’s founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive.
“My father was a visionary and pioneer of the cruise industry and it is an honor to lead the organization he created. My brothers and I have followed in his footsteps and will remember him as a tremendous leader, mentor, and father. We have prudently worked toward this transition, and with the support of our executives and employees, will continue our dedication to our guests and commitment to growth,” said Robertson.
Charles B. Robertson joined American Cruise Lines in 2003 and was named a Vice President in 2014. His direction at the company has been instrumental to American’s recent growth.
American is the largest cruise line operating on U.S. waters, with the newest fleet of coastal cruise ships and riverboats in the U.S. All ships accommodate 100-200 passengers, and are built, crewed, and registered in the U.S.A.
With over 35 itineraries in 25 states, American operates on the waterways of New England, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi River system, and the Southeast.