Cristine Rico, Assistant Purser
I was born in Quezon City in the Philippines where I still live with my husband and son. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism from the University of Santo Thomas, Manila I started working at the Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park in Cavite (Philippines) at the front desk. Travelling has always been my dream and after two years I was lucky enough to join Ocean Village (P&O UK) as a Passenger Service Assistant. I spent three years with Ocean Village where I met my husband and then I transferred to Princess Cruises joining Emerald Princess four years ago.
There are no words to express how proud I felt when the Hotel General Manager, together with the 1st Purser Administration and the SAP Front Office Manager, shook my hand in front of all my colleagues, informing and congratulating me for my award. Needless to say I am very proud to have been chosen as Employee of the Month; I thank all my fellow crew members for their consideration and I will do my best to behave according to their expectations.