At it's heyday in the 1980s, Potamianos' Epirotiki (established in 1850) was the second largest cruise operator in the Mediterranean with a presence in other markets like the Caribbean and South America. Potamianos was at the helm of the Greek Passenger Shipping Association for over 20 years. In March 2020 he wrote a passionate letter to the Greek Minister of Shipping offering detailed proposals about the revival of a more sustainable Greek cruise sector. Things started going wrong for Epirotiki with the loss of three ships in the course of three years (1988-1991), followed by an unsuccessful partnership with Carnival, a merger and a listing in Nasdaq in 1998 as "Royal Olympic Cruise Lines (ROC)" which closed in 2005. A related cruise line, Celestyal Cruises, is still going strong however - it is owned by the Louis group, which bought a 70% share of ROC in 1999.

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