Clipper Group

The Clipper Group owns a handful of cruise ships, although their primary business is operating their large fleet of cargo ships. The company manages and operates about 140 vessels, half of which it owns and about 30 vessels that they provide technical management. They also offer a cadet training program which is the source of primary recruitment of their officers.

Apart from their Copenhagen-based cargo ship operations, Clipper Group’s Bahamas-based operations owns four cruise ships which are commercially managed by a third party. Currently, these are the cruise ships that they own, along with the company that is managing them:

Gemini: Under barefoot charter to Celestyal Cruises as Celestyal Nefeli
Silver Discoverer: Under charter to Silversea Cruises; managed by V. Ships
Saint Laurent: In negotiations to be managed by SunStone Ships/Cruise Management International
Sea Discoverer: Available for charter

In the summer of 2015, the 210-passenger ship, Saint Laurent struck a lock while navigating the St. Lawrence Seaway, resulting in cancelled cruises. The St. Laurent was chartered by Haimark Line and owned by Bahamas-based Clipper Group. According to Travel Weekly, in November 2015, Haimark Line filed for bankruptcy, “prompted by an unresolved claim with Clipper Cruises (Group)…that arose after the collision.”

To apply to work for Clipper Group or one of the third party commercial management companies, visit the links below:

Career Pages: Clipper Group – Working on a Vessel
Career Pages: V-Ships
Career Pages: Cruise Management International
Career Pages: Celestyal Cruises