Sander Groothuis has been with Carnival UK since June 2019 as Director Port Operations. In this role, he oversees the Southampton port and shore operations. He further manages the operational support to the Carnival UK fleet in all ports the ships call at.
Prior to Carnival UK Sander had a brief involvement in the Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection as the Director Marine Operations to develop a strategy and processes for oversight of the marine and technical operations.
From 2009 to 2018 Sander worked with Windstar Cruises as Director Marine Operations. He also sailed as Captain on their sailing vessels.
Prior to Windstar Cruises, Sander spent fifteen years with Holland America Line on her vessels.