Captain Nico Corbijn
HEAD OF MARINE OPERATIONS, AZAMARA®
Captain Nico Corbijn is a veteran maritime industry executive who has worked directly or as a consultant for most large cruise lines. His areas of expertise include corporate and shipboard operations and human resource management, marine safety and environmental operations/investigations, auditing, and emergency management.
Nico’s shipboard career started as a deck apprentice with Holland America Line in 1982 on the s.s. Veendam and he became Captain in 1998. His corporate cruise industry positions included Director, Environmental Compliance for Holland America Line; Vice President, Fleet Personnel for Norwegian Cruise Line; Vice President, Crew Management for MSC Cruises; and Executive Vice President, Fleet Operations for Windstar Cruises and Majestic America Line. Nico consulted not only for cruise lines, but also for Höegh Shipping A/S (car carriers), OMI (bulk carriers), NOAA, and the Royal Canadian Navy.
Nico has a Master’s in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor’s in Marine Transportation from the Maritime Institute “De Ruyter” in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. He is a Master Mariner and a RABQSA Certified EMS Environmental Auditor. He is also an HRCI certified Senior Professional in HR (SPHR), as well as a Global Professional in HR (GPHR).
Nico is married to his lovely wife Sherry who was the production show’s lead-singer when he met her on Holland America Line’s m.s. Noordam in the late 80’s. They have two sons and a daughter and live in Weston, FL since 2009.