Petros Zarpanely, originally from London, UK, and currently residing in the South of France, has been in the Cruise Industry for the past 25 years. He was educated at the London Institute, majoring in Hospitality and Hotel Management, and then attended further education with Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne. After spending time working during his studies for a couple of luxury hotels in London, he decided to join a ship at a very young age. He started with one of the largest cruise companies as a bar-waiter in 1994, moving up through Food & Beverage Director ranks in different international companies.
He also worked in various Cruise companies in hotel operations shore-side, managing vessels and recruitment.
The Hotel Department aboard Emerald Azzurra comprises over 68 people and more than 17 different nationalities.
As Hotel Director, Petros is in charge of all hotel services such as Bars; Restaurants; Galley; Hotel Stores; Housekeeping; Laundry; Guest Services; Shore Excursions, Financial, and Entertainment.
With his professional and dedicated team, Petros will do everything to ensure that guests will enjoy a memorable time on board our new superyacht, Emerald Azzurra.