Inspiring Stories

A lifetime career as Hotel Manager

With over 18 years in the company, Hotel Manager Tiberiu Varga was born in Romania in the Maramures region, in the city Sighetu Marmatiei, which is set amid beautiful rolling hills and farmland close to the Tisa River. The area is known for centuries-old traditions and ornamental wood-carving. His sister in law was already working on AMADEUS vessels as Cruise Director when Tiberiu decided to join as a Night Auditor on the AMADEUS Symphony. For this purpose, the first step was to learn German, as this was a necessary requirement. Once arrived on board, he was able to improve his German language skills and build speaking confidence. For him, working on board the ship was an adventure which implied an...
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Interview: Mr. Dan Balan about his dream job: Captain!

The Captain is perhaps the most important man on board! He steers the ship safely from port to port along Europe’s rivers, has the responsibility for the passengers and the entire crew and is the first contact person for all matters: being a Captain is a challenging but also interesting job. Q: Why did you decide to become captain? A: I’ve always enjoyed travelling and, even as a child, thought that the idea of exploring foreign cities and countries was something fascinating. I was always very aware that this job brings a great deal of responsibility with it – towards the guests, the crew and the environment, but it is something which I am happy to take on. The captain...
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