Gus Markou appointed to lead New York Cruise Lines

Gus Markou appointed to lead New York Cruise Lines

New York Cruise Lines has announced the appointment of Gus Markou to the positions of president and chief operating officer, reporting to Samuel Cooperman, chief executive officer.

New York Cruise Lines is the parent company of internationally celebrated tourism companies Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht.

Promoted from vice president of operations, Markou is a 25 year veteran of New York Cruise Lines and has been instrumental in the growth of Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht.

As a long-standing member of the board of directors since 2005, Cooperman was named chairman of the board and chief executive in 2010. 

Both Markou’s promotion to president and chief operating officer and Cooperman’s appointment ensure a continuity of leadership as the company seeks to pursue its growth as one of the world’s best known tourism brands.

“Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and World Yacht have relied on Gus Markou’s expertise and leadership over the past two decades and we are thrilled to move him to a position where the entire company and its partners can leverage his wealth of experience and insights,” said Cooperman.

“Gus’ story is the American Dream.

“He worked his way up from ship’s engineer to President through hard work, ingenuity and tremendous commitment. 

“I am very proud of him,” concluded Cooperman.


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