Highlighting Florencia Pereira – Purser

September 30, 2007 -

John Heald

Highlighting Florencia Pereira - Purser

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 6 years ago in 2001 with Carnival. My current position is 2nd purser

Where are you from and what is the best thing about living there?
I live in Portugal the best thing about living there is that it is still a quiet peaceful country and the food and the people actually everything is wonderful

Are you married and tell us about your family?
I am not married at the moment. In my family I have 1 brother and 1 sister both my parents are retired.

What does your job involve? Describe what you do each day.
My job involves customer service, guest relations, hospitality and providing information to guests and resolving any issues that the guest might have.

What is the best thing about working on a cruise ship?
The best thing is meeting new people with diverse backgrounds, culture. Also getting to travel to these beautiful places and overall the sea life experience.

What is the hardest thing about working on a cruise ship?
The worst thing I found is being on duty 24/7 also being from the family especially on the holiday seasons i.e. Christmas and birthdays.

Please tell us your favourtie things?
Food This is a Portuguese dish called “Bacaltiau a brat” — it is a typical codfish.
Movie My favorite movie is The Bridges of Madison County
Music I like all music except heavy metal and trance. (note from John: What the heck is Trance Music?)

Favorite way to relax I like to listen to music

If you could have any job on the ship for a day what would you like to do and why.
I would love to be a production singer because I love to sing and dance also being in the spotlight. I also love the stage atmosphere.

Favourite port.
My favourite port is Venice and Rome because they are just beautiful.

If you could met one famous person in the world who would it be and why.
The one famous person is Dalai Lama because it would be interesting to discuss life philosophy with him.

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