FACE-2-FACE: Faye Lar­rarte

Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager, NSW & QLD - Cruise & Mar­itime Voy­ages

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1. What is the favourite part of your job?

Train­ing! I love pre­sent­ing the CMV prod­uct to our agent part­ners. Their en­thu­si­asm when I point out our amaz­ing itin­er­ar­ies and the ex­cep­tional value is very sat­is­fy­ing.

2. What at­tracted you to a ca­reer in the cruise in­dus­try?

My love of the ocean and be­ing at sea with no land in sight is my favourite thing about cruis­ing. The peo­ple, the ship ex­pe­ri­ence and the travel op­por­tu­ni­ties have been an ab­so­lute bonus.

3. What is the big­gest chal­lenge fac­ing the in­dus­try?

Over pop­u­lat­ing small is­lands and re­mote desti­na­tions dur­ing port calls.

4. What was your best famil?

I am so lucky to have ex­pe­ri­enced some amaz­ing trips, with in­cred­i­ble agent part­ners who I now call friends. But I would have to say, hands down, Antarc­tica. It was a lifechang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

5. Where do you see your­self in five years?

Cruis­ing from Sin­ga­pore to Lon­don on board Vasco da Gama’s 45-night cruise with a G&T in hand.

6. How do you wind down a er a busy week?

My hus­band Joe loves cook­ing and is a great chef. We usu­ally have friends over, dine on his gourmet cui­sine, paired with great wine and laugh…a lot!

7. The celebrity you would most like to cruise with?

Magda Szuban­ski. She makes me laugh and could of­fer good intellectu­al con­ver­sa­tion as well.

8. What should the cruise ship of the fu­ture look like?

It’s what’s in­side that counts. Car­ing and at­ten­tive ser­vice, great din­ing, like-minded peo­ple and com­fort all around.

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