Matt Grimes is the Vice President of Maritime Operations for Viking. When he joined the company in 2012, he brought with him more than a decade of experience in the cruise industry, mostly in planning. And for the next two years, he helped Viking not only develop its first ocean ships but also design its launch itineraries and the shore excursions that would be on offer to guests. Since then, Matt’s responsibilities have expanded beyond itinerary development/deployment and port operations to include the nautical and technical operations of the company’s rapidly growing fleet. He is also part of the team that developed the Viking Health & Safety Program.
Matt is married with two children and describes himself as a keen sailor and recreational small plane pilot.