Chris Coates

Chris Coates
Group Commercial Director
Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Chris Coates is the Group Commercial Director of CMV and also a stakeholder in the business having joined the cruise industry back in 1983.

During his early career Chris has also worked for CTC Cruise Lines and Astor Cruises in various management positions. 

Chris was a co-founder of Cruise & Maritime Services launched in 1996 to provide ship brokerage and general sales agency services before being acquired and merged into the new CMV Group of Companies in 2011.   

Chris is based in the UK with key responsibilities covering programme and itinerary planning, pricing and yield management and all sales & marketing related commercial activities. 

As an executive board member, Chris is also part of the international strategic planning, brand and fleet development team.