Meet the team

Discover what it is our team love about Emerald Cruises  

At Emerald Cruises, our people are integral to creating the exceptional service experience our guests continuously rave about - from the moment you book your journey with us, to every minute you spend on board our Star-Ships and exploring the wonderful destinations we visit.

We’d like to introduce you to the amazing crew you'll meet on board our fleet of Star-Ships. You'll gain an insight into what attracted them to the river cruise industry and hear what they love most about working for Emerald Cruises.

Cruise Directors
Balaz Varga
Darren Collins
Jana Pakstaitis
Michael Ondrus
Nina van Loon
Patricia Muhardjo
Wesley Peeman

Activity Managers

We have Activity Managers on each one of our European Star-Ships sailing the Rhine, Main, Danube, Moselle, Rhône and Douro rivers to enhance your experience. These dedicated and entertaining staff members coordinate trivia games, friendly competitions, local performances, disco evenings, and more.

Read all about a day in the life of our Activity Managers in the interviews below and discover all the ways they will enhance your river cruise experience.

Brett Bonds
Drazen Drazic
Harry Jordan
Jamie Sommers
Sarah Spilsbury