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Celebrating the People of Azamara®

The captains. The staff. The crew. The smiles. The attitude. The genuine friendliness.

Ask Azamara guests what they love most about their voyages, and you'll hear answers like these. So we thought we’d tell you more about the people who make an Azamara voyage so different from the rest. Because we think they're pretty special, too.

Be sure to check back to meet more members of our award-winning staff and crew.

  • Captain Kresimir Korona

    Captain Kresimir Korona

    From a young age Captain Kresimir knew that traveling was a big passion of his. Learn more about his journey to become a Captain with Azamara.

    Learn more about Kresimir

  • Captain Gianmario Sanguineti

    Captain Gianmario Sanguineti

    With a father who was the captain of an oil tanker, a career in the Italian Navy, serving as First Officer on a tanker, and over 20 years’ experience sailing cruise ships, a love of working at sea runs deep in Captain Gianmario Sanguineti. In fact, he “wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

    Learn more about Gianmario

  • Captain Carl Smith

    This year he'll be the first Manx captain to bring a cruise ship home to the Isle of Man. Learn more about the one-and-only Captain Carl Smith.

    Learn more about Carl

  • Captain Antonio F. Toledo

    You could say that Captain Antonio F. Toledo is a bit of a renaissance man. He speaks four languages, loves scuba diving and snowboarding, and is an environmental conservationist, as well as a big follower (literally) of Columbus. See what else is on the horizon for Captain Antonio.

    Learn more about Antonio

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    Captain Johannes Tysse

    It was almost a foregone conclusion that Johannes Tysse would be a sea captain. Learn how the job he dreamed about from an early age is a platform for creating unforgettable experiences for Azamara guests.

    Learn more about Johannes

  • Captain Filippos Adelfoulakos

    Captain Filippos Adelfoulakos is joining Captain Magnus Davidson as Master of Azamara Quest. His love of the sea, world-travel, and warm smile make him an ideal selection for the captaincy. In his spare time, Captain Filip enjoys sailing around his native Greek islands, snow skiing and basketball. Welcome aboard, Captain Filip!

    Learn more about Filip

  • Captain Mikael Palmroos

    A proud Finn who's always had a deep connection to life on the water, Captain Mikael Palmroos is looking forward to creating a “home away from home” experience with the friendliest crew at sea as the captain of Azamara Onward.

    Learn more about Mikael

  • Captain Jonas Lyddby

    As a new Captain of Azamara Quest, Jonas Lyddby knows that a happy crew takes excellent care of Azamara guests—elevating their onboard experience. He's looking forward to sailing into ports only our smaller ships can call on, including Nice, Ho Chi Minh City, and Bangkok.

    Learn more about Jonas

  • Hotel Director Ryszard Gusmann

    Hotel Managers are the sum of their training, experiences and opportunities. Ryszard (pronounced ‘Richard’) Gusmann understands this perhaps better than anyone.

    Learn more about Ryszard Gusmann

  • Hotel Director Tomasz Jadczyk

    Beginning his career in the cruise industry in 1991, Tomasz brings a wealth of hospitality experience from both land and sea. He says the best advice he's ever received permeates his approach to guest service, and he can't wait to go on safari with his wife next year.

    Learn more about Tomasz

  • Hotel Director Elisabeth Vogel

    With a background in 5-star hotels and Jordanian palaces, German-born Elisabeth Vogel brings an exceptional commitment to outstanding service to Azamara PursuitSM as hotel director. Discover how she spends her time on shore, and the cuisine she can’t get enough of.

    Learn more about Elisabeth

  • Cruise Director Eric De Gray

    Cruise Director Eric De Gray

    A passion for model railroading, a competitive ice skater, a degree in musical performance on the bassoon, and a successful career in writing, directing and performing in musical shows. Eric de Gray is not your typical Cruise Director. Which is why he’s such a great fit for Azamara.

    Learn more about Eric

  • Hotel Director Tony Markey

    Some people are naturally curious and eager for new experiences. Tony Markey is like that. Born with itchy feet, as his mother would say.

    Learn more about Tony

  • Cruise Director Amanda Poulson

    This self-professed Wisconsin Girl and Cheesehead has previously performed in New York City and started her own theatre company in her home town. She loves building relationships with guests and her fellow crew just as much as she loves immersing herself in Azamara’s unparalleled destinations.

    Learn more about Amanda

  • Cruise Director Stephen Millet

  • Chef Michael Calilung

    Executive Chef Michael Calilung

    Growing up in the culinary capital of the Philippines, Chef Michael Calilung was inspired by beautiful food he saw on TV, and supported by his mother to pursue his international career as a chef. With a passion for discovering new ingredients and dishes, Chef Michael considers the Azamara crew his family at sea.

    Learn more about Michael

  • Chef Dhani Limboo

    Executive Chef Dhani Limboo

    Hailing from mountainous Northern India, Chef Limboo’s family instilled a love of cooking in him at an early age, and encouraged him to follow his passion and talent across India and the United Arab Emirates. When not on board, you can find him cooking for his family at home using the freshest local ingredients.

    Learn more about Dhani

  • Executive Chef Nathan (Shijunath Swamynathan)

    Hailing from God’s country—beautiful Kerala, India—Chef Nathan is an avid foodie with a passion for fresh ingredients, vegetable gardening, his family, and outdoor exploration. A stickler for quality and technique, he expresses his culinary creativity on board with his love of international flavors and simple dishes inspired by Chef Alain Ducasse’s Cuisine of Naturalness.

    Learn More about Nathan

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