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Christian Schönrock appointed as vp newbuilding Costa Group

Christian Schönrock overseeing AIDA newbuilds for 20 years
Christian Schönrock took up the newly created position of vp newbuilding Costa Group, effective December 1.

Schönrock has been with AIDA Cruises since 1995, working on the brand's first newbuild AIDAcara, and has been involved in all AIDA's newbuilding projects, including the latest vessels under construction in Japan.

The new role puts him in charge of all newbuilding projects for Costa Cruises, Costa Asia and AIDA Cruises reporting directly to Michael Thamm, ceo Costa Group.

'The new building department plays a key strategic role in the Costa Group. With our next generation ships we are setting a new trend for the industry, environmentally innovative and offering amazing features on board to ensure competitive advantage and sustainable growth,', said Thamm.

Schönrock and his team have been developing the new common platform for Costa Group newbuilds - the first ever cruise ships powered by Liquefied Natural Gas since last year, commented Thamm.