Joseph A. Watters Appointed President, Royal Viking Line

Royal Viking Line recently announced the appointment of Joseph A. Watters as its new president and chief operating officer.

Mr. Watters comes to the line from Princess Cruises, where he has served as president since April 1981.

Prior to that time he was vice president and subsequently executive vice president of marketing for Princess, which he joined in 1977.

Announcement of Mr. Watter's appointment was made by Erland M. Raastad, president and chief executive officer of the Oslo-based parent company of Royal Viking Line. Mr. Raastad added that Warren S. Titus, chairman of Royal Viking Line, will assist in coordinating an orderly transition.

He will continue to work with the line on a full-time basis on a variety of projects. Associated with Royal Viking Line since its inception in 1970, Mr. Titus was appointed president the same year. He became chairman in 1981.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  Jan 1986

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