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Captain Kjell Holm Retires After Illustrious Career at Sea – Cruise Industry News


Captain Kjell Holm

Captain Kjell Holm is retiring after a 10-year run as captain and “Father of the Fleet” at TUI Cruises, capping a 55-year career at sea. 

With TUI, the captain was involved with eight vessel start ups and 1,887 days onboard the German brand’s fleet, with his retirement celebration taking place on August 12 aboard the new Mein Schiff 2.

“I’ve always been obsessed with the sea; I was sailing before I could run,” said Captain Holm.

Captain Kjell Holm

At 15, he sailed his grandfather’s boat along the southern coast of Finland, from Porvoo to Mariehamn and back, without nautical charts and without…



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