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Generoso Mazzone

Maitre d’Hotel, Ruby Princess

Number of Years with Princess:

28

Number of Countries Visited:

32

Hometown:

Acqui Terme , Italy

A little about my job:

As Maitre d’Hotel, I am responsible for all the food service on board, leading a team of 288 staff. The most gratifying part of my job is the opportunity to meet and get to know so many different passengers, many of whom have sailed with me numerous times and continue to return to see me regardless of which ship I am assigned to.

1.

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

My favorite traveling alarm clock; I don’t like to wake up to a ringing phone.

2.

What’s your most treasured travel souvenir?

My collection of small stones from many of the places I have visited. I began collecting them in Alaska about 15 years ago when I was out biking with Commodore Ditel and he told me that he collected them as well. They are compact and easy to take home and they bring back many happy memories of each place.

3.

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

A chicken curry that I ate while I was traveling in India in the Rajasthan region.

4.

What’s your travel motto?

To remember that happiness is a way of travel and not a destination.

5.

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

Machu Picchu and Iceland.

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