As a young child with a curious mind studying the atlas for hours, I knew that travel was my passion. After almost 30 years in the industry, I have been fortunate to have seen the midnight sun in Norway, the migration of the wildebeest in Tanzania, and more recently discovering my love of cruising the waters of the world.

Why I Travel

My first overseas trip was to visit family in Sicily. I was only ten years old and what an experience. To see and hear about all the history, meeting new family and friends, and tasting such great food, it was incredible. It was all so new and different which made it so exciting. That’s when I realised what an amazing world we live in and that I must see as much as I can. For me, I travel to explore a new destination and to experience a new culture. I love meeting people from diverse backgrounds, tasting new foods and being exposed to different customs and ways of life.

What do you love that we do?

We learn from one another; we share our knowledge and experiences with each other and with our customers.

We care about our local community.

Our team is a like a community within a community.

Top 10 favourite travel experiences

Santo’s Cruising Tips

  • Before embarking on a cruise, make sure you take any personal items such as medication and a change of clothes in your hand luggage as suitcases are delivered to your room later in the evening.
  • When considering shore excursions, if you have a “must do” or “must see” at a particular port, I highly recommend pre-booking prior to departure to avoid missing out.
  • If you are considering trying any of the specialty restaurants, it’s best to make a reservation as soon as you get onboard
    as these tend to book out very quickly.

Favourite travel quote

 “I travel because it makes me realize how much I haven’t seen, how much I’m not going to see, and how much I still need to see.” – Carew Papritz

Being born in Yosemite National Park enabled the travel bug to bite Papritz at birth. His thought-provoking spin on the purpose of travel has greatly influenced me. I may never see it all, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try.