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 Magnus Davidson became Master of the Azamara Journey in late-2015. His love of the sea, travel, Destination Immersion® experiences, and good food, as well as his easy manner and quick sense of humor makes him the perfect new addition to the Azamara family. Welcome Aboard, Captain Magnus!
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.”
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Club Cruises.
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.
Originally from the Netherlands, Chef Iwan spent his family vacations along the Adriatic Coast of Italy and found his way into the kitchen of the hotel he stayed in. No stranger to the demands of cooking for large groups, he’s worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and has a favorite dish in mind if he ever lands on Top Chef.
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.
Chef Colin fell in love with travel, food, and life at sea from being on ships with his father. Not one to sit around, he loves embarking on outdoor adventures with his wife. Read on to learn the dishes his guests say are their favorite, and a recipe he loves to make.
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.
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.