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Meet our cruise and stay experts

Cruise and stay vacations are at their best when organized with the help of the experts. Sailawaze has teamed up with boutique travel agency Paramount Cruises to make sure our readers get the very best travel advice for their vacations. Check out our amazing team of cruise and stay gurus and get to know what makes them tick.

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Sam has spent the last 10 years booking cruises for customers and himself alike. During the summer he’s often cruising the Mediterranean however in winter you won’t find him in the Caribbean like many other cruisers, instead, you’re more likely to see him skiing down the black slopes of the Austrian or French alps.


Paramount’s in-house oracle for all things South-East Asia, Louise was born and raised in Hong Kong and travels back from London as often as she can. Her speciality is putting together escorted tours so if you’ve been on one of their Asia packages you’ll more than likely have Louise to thank for the meticulous organisation that goes into planning these itineraries.

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Rakesh is the man who ensures your all-important flight tickets are in order. With years of experience in the airline industry, he’s always on hand to give us recommendations on the best flight routes and costs for your packages. In his spare time he can be found in the nets coaching up-and-coming cricketers; he claims to be the one who discovered fast bowler Jofra Archer but we’ve not yet had a chance to fact-check this statement.


Patrick is on a lifelong mission to sample the best craft beer at sea. Whether it’s the District Brew House on the Norwegian Encore or the Draught Haus on Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, you can be sure Patrick will have sampled the onboard offerings so he can give you his honest recommendations.

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Helen is our very own Yorkshire-born explorer. When she’s not busy heading up the accounts team she loves to stray beyond the beaten track, from hiking through the jungles of Borneo to gorilla trekking in Rwanda, she’s been there and done it, and yet her bucket-list seems to continue growing by the day.


In a past life Robin must have been a pirate, not just because of his impressive beard, but mainly because this man spends as much of his time at sea as possible. He’s been onboard nearly 50 different ships and with more ships being built every year his thirst for cruising shows no signs of slowing down.

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Marco spends his days putting together the Paramount Packages – you’ve probably already booked one or seen them in our newsletters. Away from the office, if you follow him on Strava, you’ll soon realise he’s a keen runner and his current goal is to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon run onboard a cruise ship.


The only person we know who actually makes full use of the gym facilities onboard a ship – just because he’s on vacation doesn’t mean Mo is going to forget about his fitness goals. A self-proclaimed whisky connoisseur, he’ll be sure to let you know which ship has the best onboard selection.

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Published 07.12.22