A familiar face to many who sailed with Celebrity Cruises, the company have announced the sad news that he has died:
“It is with heavy hearts that we regretfully announce the passing of Captain Apostolos Bouzakis, a great man and beloved member of our Celebrity family.
Captain Bouzakis passed away this morning in his home in Greece, surrounded by his wife and two children. As a member of our Celebrity family for 27 years, he was highly admired, respected, and loved by his crew and all who knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time, and to our crew members who sailed or worked closely with him on board Celebrity Reflection.
This is a devastating loss, and he will truly be missed.”
I met Captain Bouzakis during what Celebrity had renamed the “Official Maiden Voyage” (8th-18th August 2009). He was a very nice, friendly man. It was my only cruise with him at the helm. Condolences to his family and friends.