With the launch of its first superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, scheduled for January, Emerald Cruises has made appointments for 2 key onboard senior administration positions – together with a British captain.
Jonathan Edwards will take the helm of Emerald Azzurra in his position as captain, whereas Petros Zarpanely will head up the service aspect of the ship as lodge director.
“We’re excited to match our unbelievable new superyacht with gifted management,” mentioned David Winterton, international director of name and advertising and marketing, Emerald Cruises.
“Captain Jonathan combines a real love of his craft with a wealth of world navigation expertise, whereas Petros’ background of managing luxurious lodge workers, each on land and onboard cruise ships, means our visitors will see one of the best of one of the best in terms of service, meals and experiences.
“We couldn’t ask for a greater begin for our new journey.”
Edwards joins Emerald Cruises after almost 20 years with Holland America Cruise Line.
Raised in a naval household, he has all the time had shut ties with the ocean, crusing laser boats in competitors races as a baby.
He joined Holland America in 2003, and has most just lately been crusing onboard Scenic Eclipse in Saudi Arabia and the Pink Sea.
Zarpanely, a cruise trade veteran with 25 years underneath his belt, joins Emerald Cruises as lodge director, the place he’s accountable for all lodge companies together with bars and eating places, galley, housekeeping, laundry, visitor companies, shore excursions and onboard leisure.
Hailing from London, he was educated on the London Institute, the place he majored in hospitality and lodge administration.
He then went on to additional training at Cornell College College of Lodge Administration and Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne.