I have been in the maritime industry for the past 5 years and my current job role is guest relations director. I am responsible for the guest relations department which takes care of all guests on board, resolves their challenges, assists with enquirers and ensures that the ship has a smooth sailing. What I love most about my job is that I am able to work with people from all around the world. I also enjoy that I am able to help others grow in their roles and to reach higher.
I am very proud to work for Celebrity Cruises. Luckily, throughout my career I never experience disadvantages because I am a woman. The company culture promotes equality and equal opportunities. Therefore I am very happy to work here.
One thing I would advocate for women is that I would encourage more females to follow their dreams and to reach for the job on board that their desire. It will be worth it! Life on board is very dynamic and at certain times it can be overwhelming with the number of things going on at this same time. As females we always try to be perfect and succeed in everything that we do and if we won’t we might think that we are not good enough. Which is not correct. We cannot control everything. My advice would be to just take one step at a time and be brave. The rest will fall into place.
Sylwia Dadak, Poland – Guest Relations Director