Captain Name: Pavlos Alexiadis
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 4
CAPTAIN: Pavlos Alexiadis, Greek – Age: 38 – Languages: Greek, English
Captain Pavlos was born in Greece in 1981 and holds a Captain’s Degree with class B’ license, for cargo ships up to 2.500GT and passenger ships up to 1.500GT, from the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete, Greece. From 2005 onwards he has been working as a Captain, Chief Officer and 2nd Officer on luxury charter Motor Yachts of up to 54 meters and on Tanker and Bulk Carrier ships. He has also worked as a Manning Project Manager for 2 years.
Captain Pavlos is a charming, polite and pleasant person who puts all his efforts to satisfy every guest need, receiving always excellent evaluations. He loves to create the ideal tailor-made itineraries and to organize all kinds of activities on board and on shore, ensuring that all guests’ needs are met for the most unforgettable holidays on Questa e Vita.
CHEF: Apostolos Kritselis, Greek – Age: 31 – Languages: English, German
Apostolos is a superb, very charismatic 5* Chef who acquires dithyrambic evaluations even by the most demanding clients for his mouthwatering dishes and creative decorative food and art de la table presentations. With his exceptionally charming and pleasant personality and his will to create the best for his guests, Apostolos always offers a 5* culinary experience to remember on board Questa e Vita. This is his 2nd season on board. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aachen University in Germany where he worked in this field for 15 months. Cooking was always his great passion though. Therefore while he was in Germany he worked as a commide cuisine in two restaurants specializing in Greek and European cuisines. When he returned to Greece he decided to acquire a Chef’s Diploma and to follow his dream by becoming a successful Chef. From 2014 until today he worked in gourmet restaurants and in Viking Cruises. Working as a Yacht Chef is the ideal career for Apostolos whose second love is the sea. Born and raised in the beautiful coastal town of Volos, he has been involved in various activities related to the sea since a young age. He served his military service as a Marine and his hobbies are free diving, swimming, tennis and professional photography. Besides his specialization in creative Mediterranean-Greek cuisine, he creates inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes, great sushi and fantastic cocktails. Being a fishing expert, he loves to teach guests fishing or to fish and cook the catch for them, seasoned with freshly picked Greek herbs. Apostolos is definitely a key asset of Questa e Vita!
STEWARDESS: Tanya Marinelli, Ukrainian – Age: 38 – Languages: English, Greek, Russian (native), Ukranian (native)
Tanya was born in 1981 and holds a Basic Stewardess Training Certificate. Tanya is an exceptionally sweet, polite and hard working person with excellent organizational skills. She is very experienced, having worked as a Stewardess on luxury yachts of up to 50 meters, since 2006.
Tanya enjoys her job and prides herself on providing guests with an excellent level of service. She is always attentive, with a wiling and at the same time discrete manner, which is the characteristic of the Questa e Vita crew members. She is great with decoration and art de la table and always acquires excellent client evaluations.
With her passion to have everything perfect on board and with her team spirit, is definitely a key factor for the most unforgettable holidays on board Questa e Vita.
DECKHAND: Billy Moustrat, Albanian – Age: 46 – Languages: French, Albanian, Greek, Italian & English (basic)
Billy is one of the most capable and smart deckhands, with an impressive resume and excellent guest and employer references. He is a smiling, extremely well mannered, polite, willing and hard working person, enjoying much being involved in guest service, doing his best to make their vacation unforgettable. He has been collaborating successfully with Questa e Vita’s manager on board and on shore during the last five years and has been working in the yachting and shipping sector since 2000. This is his 2nd season on Questa e Vita. His work experience in the yachting and shipping industry includes: a) Technician’s positions in Baglietto Yachts Shipyard (Italy), Beneteau Yachts Shipyard (France), Reflexion Refits (Athens, Greece), Andreadis (Syros, Greece), Mistral (Athens, Greece) b) Deckhand/Steward positions in various private and charter Motor Yachts. He also holds a French Literature degree and has worked as a French Language instructor. He is taking English language courses during winter.
GENERAL MANAGER: Questa e Vita is managed all year round by a very qualified professional General Manager and his team, who maintain her in top condition and supervise each charter, guaranteeing the highest level of service on board.