Inspiring Stories

“Communication is key” says Arno, Cruise Director

In this insightful video, Arno shared revealing observations about the position of Cruise Director and career tips in a friendly, accessible style. Q: Thank you for taking the time to offer this interview. Would you please shortly introduce yourself to our viewers and readers? A: My name is Arno, I am 50 years old, I'm from Austria, and I'm one of the AMADEUS Cruise Directors. Q:  Why AMADEUS? A: The AMADEUS product is quite special because it is an European product, a home-made product, it's a family-made product, and this makes it unique in the world of river cruising. We are talking about a family-owned company located in Austria, which is the heart of Europe. Decisions can be made very...
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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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