V.Ships honorary president Roberto Giorgi has been appointed executive chairman of Fraser Yachts, replacing Fabio Ermetto who will become the chief commercial officer of Benetti, the Azimut|Benetti Group’s flagship megayacht division.

FleetPro Passenger Ship Management has been tapped by Haimark Line to manage the technical and hotel operations for the 210-passenger Saint Laurent. FleetPro's services are to start May 3.

Thomson Cruises and Island Cruises have appointed Columbia Ship Management as technical management partner for Thomson Celebration, Thomson Dream and Island Escape. The contract, running for five years, begins in November 2014.

FleetPro Passenger Ship Management will handle the technical and hotel services for the new cruise-ferry service between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Maine-based Nova Star Cruises will re-launch the daily service aboard the newbuild Nova Star on May 15.

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