Xander Choy

Can you tell us how long you have been working for Carnival Cruise Lines. What year did you start and what is your current position?

I started With CCL July 24th 2004 as a lighting technician and become a senior Entertainment technician in November 2005.Where are you from and what is the best thing about living there?

I am from Miami, Florida and there are 4 great things about being from there…..the beach, the sun, family and the mix of culture that leaves no room for ignorance while growing up there.

Are you married and tell us about your family?

I am enjoying the single life to the fullest; I have to live it up while I can. My family is a very important part of me as it keeps me grounded every day I am away from them. My mum is a hard working Medical Billing and coding office manager. My Step Father works for Florida lighting and power, and my brother is currently a junior in High school.

What does your job involve. Describe what you do each day?

My job involves making sure all lighting and special effects including Pyrotechnics are functioning at the highest standard and quality that carnival provides its guests. I have the Freedom to program the lights for our fantastic Fly on entertainers and I work closely with the Cruise Director and Dance Captain to ensure that the lighting for our production shows remain consistent fleet wide.

What is the best thing about working on a cruise ship?

Coming from Miami I thought I was exposed to almost every type of culture, then I came to work for Carnival and discovered that there is so much more in the big world.

What is the hardest thing about working on a cruise ship?

Being away from Family and friends. Also I miss Pizza Hut!!! But im hoping Carnival Will buy them soon :o)

Favorite things….


Meat Lovers Pizza…..from Pizza Hut


Please don’t make fun of me……Moulin Rouge


Michael Buble

Way to relax

Going to the Gym

If you could do any other job on the ship for a day what would you like to do and why?

I would like to be a DJ for the day. It gives the freedom to provide a positive environment. Nice dance music cruising in the Mediterranean….life doesn’t get much better than that for me

Favorite Port?

Cannes, France. Its very similar to Miama. Fantastic food including chocolate Nutella Crepes

If you could meet one famous person in the world who would it be and why?

Gloria Estefan … she has gone through so many downs and picked herself up again and still made herself a star! That just proves to me that no matter what choice you make in my life and what hurdle gets thrown at you, in the end you can always come out on top!

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