Andy Harmer, the managing director of cruise industry group CLIA UK & Ireland has formally received an OBE for services to the maritime sector.
Mr Harmer was named in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List last June.
He formally received his OBE from Princess Anne at Windsor Castle.
Mr Harmer told ITTN: “I was honoured to receive an OBE in Windsor. In many ways I was accepting it on behalf of the cruise industry because in the last few years we’ve all pulled together. I think of the award as a much broader recognition for the work the industry did during the pandemic and I hope we will be remembered as the industry that did the right thing. We’re looking forward to capitalising on that and building a successful future.”