Meet Our Destination Expert:
5 Revealing Questions
Systems Architect, Information Technology
Number of Years with Princess:
Number of Countries Visited:
A little about my job:
I’m part of a small information technology team that provides technical support and guidance to the computer programming team that develops and maintains our Reservations System. We review system designs, define standards, and research and develop new technologies.
What item is in your suitcase that you couldn’t travel without?
My Canon Digital EOS camera and my running shoes.
What’s your most treasured travel souvenir?
A table- top totem pole I bought in Ketchikan on my first trip to Alaska. It’s very special to me because the pole was handcrafted and signed by a local Tlingit artist, and that was my first encounter with what has become a love affair with Native American art.
What’s the most memorable dish you’ve eaten during your travels?
A few years ago during a Caribbean cruise on the Dawn Princess, my friend and I were walking along the sea wall in San Juan, Puerto Rico, when we came across a food stand selling “frituras de bacalao,” cod fish fritters. I had told her stories about the wonderful dishes my mom used to make with cod, so she insisted we tried the fritters. They were so good! Just like the cod fritters my mom used to make when I was growing up in Cuba.
What’s your travel motto?
Always expect the unexpected and keep an open mind.
Where haven’t you been that’s on your travel bucket list?
Egypt. This past summer on a trip to London, while visiting the Egyptian mummies and artifacts exhibit at the British Museum, I decided it’s time I visit Egypt and see the pyramids with my own eyes. I also want to visit my grandparent’s homeland, the Canary Islands.