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 interesting combination between the chance to travel, to learn new skills and practice foreign languages.
Soon he was promoted to Front Office Manager and shortly after, to Hotel Manager. Over the years, he has worked as Hotel Manager on many AMADEUS vessels, from the renowned AMADEUS „One” to the AMADEUS Classic, AMADEUS Elegant, AMADEUS Rhapsody and AMADEUS Queen.
With his calm and trustworthy demeanor, he is able to get the best out of his team and provides ongoing training on board the ship. Tiberiu is also in charge with troubleshooting issues arising in hotel operations at fleet level, travelling to other AMADEUS vessels to train new Hotel Managers and Pursers in handling end of stay processing and payment collection within the Winhotel software.
In 18 years at AMADEUS, he has been able to witness the shifts in the industry: the increased number of vessels on the European rivers, the heightened standard and the new itineraries. „What remained the same”, says Mr. Varga, „is the lifestyle on board, where the cohabitation transforms the crew in a second family to share sorrows and joys, and human connections are stronger.”
His hard work and dedication make him a key of our company’s success over the years, for which we are thankful.