Amelya has over 20 years’ experience in the cruise industry. Growing up New Zealand she finished her Advanced Diploma in Travel Management before embarking on her journey in the travel industry. Working for a small cruise wholesaler, she was fortunate to start with her very first cruise aboard the legendary QE2 but later realised her passion to explore the world by sea can only be via an expedition.
Having worked for a number of cruise and expedition travel companies within the Sales teams, she shares her many stories of kayaking amongst the ice of Alaska, climbing to the top of King George Falls in Australia’s Kimberley or being mesmerised by comical penguins of the south. Amelya loves meeting new people and immersing herself into local cultures and even though worlds apart experiences, she fell in love
with the gorgeous kids of Papua New Guinea but also the big bright lights of New York City.
When she is not at work she loves to be outdoors – enjoying Waka Ama (outrigger canoeing), catching up with friends and family and cheering on the mighty All Blacks even though she has been living in Australia for nearly 20 years – she will always be a “Kiwi girl”.