Captain Cook Cruises Fiji is delighted to announce the appointment of Captain Ian Davison as Senior Master aboard MV Reef Endeavour.
Captain Ian rejoins the Captain Cook Cruises family after previously being employed with the company as Mate and Master on the Reef Endeavour when she cruised the Great Barrier Reef from 1999 to 2008.
Over the next seven years Captain Ian gained experience as Master on other ocean going and coastal ships. He worked with various companies including Coral Princess Cruises, International Maritime Services and Samson Express Offshore, before returning to the Reef Endeavour this year.
Captain Ian developed a love for the sea from an early age. Growing up in Brisbane his parents had a holiday house at Point Lookout North Stradbroke Island and all of his school holidays and most weekends were spent surfing and spear fishing. Here is where he also first went to sea, launching boats on the beach with fisherman his family had befriended.
His love of the sea has never diminished; with every job he’s ever had being on a ship at sea.
Captain Ian is happy to be back on the Reef Endeavour and is looking forward to exploring the Fiji Islands.
“It is great to be back working with Captain Cook Cruises and being onboard the MV Reef Endeavour. I am very lucky to have such an amazing Fijian crew to work with and the beautiful Fijian Islands as my office.
A real highlight of my job though is getting to meet the fantastic passengers that cruise with us every day and seeing them afforded such a wonderful experience.” Says Captain Ian.
Captain Cook Cruises Fiji, Australian Managing Director, Jackie Charlton, welcomes Captain Ian back to the team and looks forward to working with him again.
“I’m delighted to welcome Captain Ian back to the Captain Cook Cruises Fiji team. He is an excellent ship handler and manager and brings to the role of Senior Master a wealth of skill, experience and knowledge, which will be a great asset to the company.” Says Jackie.
Previous Reef Endeavor Captain, Chris Marshall continues to consult for Captain Cook Cruises and will offer short relief.