Cruise.co.uk has appointed a new UK managing director.

Chris Gardner has joined the online cruise agent from Which? where he was managing director where he led the commercial and publishing side of the organisation.

In his time there Gardner built its mortgage brokering business into one of the largest independents in the UK.

Chief executive Seamus Conlon will continue as chief executive.

Frank Riecke has also been appointed managing director of German cruise OTA, Kreuzfahrtberater.de, which is owned by Cruise.co.uk.

He has previous experience working for of A-Rosa, Tui and Opodo.

Cruise.co.uk bought Kreuzfahrtberater.de for €25 million last year.

Kreuzfahrtberater founder and managing director Andreas Koester-Clobes has left the company.

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