Meet Our Destination Expert:

5 Revealing Questions

Francisco Lopez

Manager Air Services, Corporate Travel

Number of Years with Princess:

23

Number of Countries Visited:

38

Hometown:

Currently in Santa Clarita, CA and have lived in Toronto, Canada and Montevideo, Uruguay.

A little about my job:

I’m part of a team who oversees the booking of air flights for Princess passengers, corporate employees and crew.

1.

What item is in your suitcase that you couldn’t travel without?

A copy of my passport and emergency contacts.

2.

What’s your most treasured travel souvenir?

I try to always buy one item that will remind me of the place. If I have to pick one, it would be the Faberge replica of the Coronation Egg that we bought in St. Petersburg, Russia. We have it displayed in our curio cabinet and it looks pretty real.

3.

What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten during your travels?

While sitting at a table right by one of the canals with friends enjoying a lazy hot summer day having fried calamari and rigatoni in a mushroom sauce with shrimp at Ristorante Da Ivo in Venice, Italy.

4.

What’s your travel motto?

Life is too short, enjoy every single minute. Don’t rush or you may miss something you’ll later regret and don’t worry if things don’t happen as planned, just go with the flow.

5.

Where haven’t you been that’s on your travel bucket list?

Beijing.

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