Princess Cruises

Emerald Princess® – Aug. 2011:

Joy Nagvekar, Assistant Purser

My name is Joy Nagvekar. I was born and raised in Goa, India. After my graduation in commerce from a business school, I got an opportunity to work with one of the 5-star hotels where I started to develop an interest in the hospitality industry. I worked for 3 years as a front desk supervisor before joining Princess Cruises. I joined Princess Cruises in 2006 as a Passenger Services Assistant and I was promoted to Assistant Purser in 2009.

I've travelled to several countries throughout my time with Princess Cruises. I enjoy biking around all the ports in my free time and it reminds me of home. When I am home I spend most of my time with friends and family, hiking, biking and playing football. I've met many of my good friends on board ships who I hope to keep for a very long time. My time with Princess Cruises has not only given me the skills to expand in my hospitality career but given me many memories that I will never forget. It is an honor to be recognized as Employee of the Month and I look forward to continuing my career with Princess Cruises.