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Cruise Vessel Design & Outfit
The Ritz Carlton Yacht
Collection ships are predictably high speci- ? cation. Picutred right is the signature sun deck.
Below, starting left:
The Loft; The Owner’s
Suite dayroom; The Deck
The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection &
Tillberg Design of Sweden perior. The Great Lakes hold a special ter a lock, both my mobile phones were small adventure cruise ship captain who sailing ship in the world at the time.
place in Prothero’s heart. While he now ringing,” said Prothero. “I said, ‘It’s time started and operated several maritime “Itinerary planning on the Great Lakes lives in Coconut Grove, Fla., Prothero, to get off the ship.’ That’s when I stopped businesses, including shore excursion is second nature to me,” said Prothero. 55, was born in Port Stanley, Canada going to sea on a regular basis. That gave businesses for the cruise industry. While he went through the locks as a near Toronto. From a maritime family, me time to grow the business.” “My ? rst true sailing adventure was captain, Prothero also traveled all ? ve
Prothero went to sea at a young age and A steady, progressive size of vessels on Cuidad de Inca, ex Maria Assumpta, Great Lakes as a child, swimming as his became a captain and shipbuilder. and responsibilities enabled Prothero to a British square rigger,” said Prothero, parents worked. “During one transit of the St. Law- take this journey with The Ritz-Carlton who was on workboats all his life until “My father, Frank Prothero, was a rence Seaway, as we were about to en- Yacht Collection. Doug Prothero was a sailing on that ship, which was the oldest great, at times, eccentric role model for 30 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2019
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