BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Fabiana Estrela was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) but has lived close to London (Ontario, Canada) since 2008. She is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish, and she has some knowledge of Italian and French. She carries a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, post grads in Business with majors in Hospitality and Tourism, International Business, and Human Resources Management. Over the past thirty years, she has acquired experience in key account management, media, entertainment events, marketing, market research, hospitality training and coaching, international business development and recruitment. She is Cast-A-Way's MLC (Maritime Labour Convention) certified auditor and HR Director- Global Operations.
Cindy Segal was born in Montreal, Canada. She was introduced to Cast-A-Way in 1998. After backpacking in thirty-eight countries and spending some time working on ships, Cindy joined the Cast-A-Way family in 2014.
Sr. Global Recruitment Manager | Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, UK
Nicola began her adventure on cruise ships with Disney Cruise Line in 2001. After two contracts and being moved into a management position, she expanded her cruise industry knowledge by joining Carnival Cruise Line. Nicola joined the Cast-A-Way team in 2006, and after two years of experience recruiting in Canada, Nicola started Cast-A-Way Australia and New Zealand.
Sr. Placement Consultant
Kathy started her career onboard as a seasonal youth staff on Princess Cruises. She spent the next ten years working on Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises as Spa Manager, managing teams of 10-50 staff. After traveling worldwide, Kathy settled in Vancouver, Canada, where she grew up. Kathy joined the Cast-A-Way family in 2014. Kathy is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Patricia Zamalloa de Petrovic
Sr. Global Placement Consultant
Patricia lives in Peru, and she is fluent in English and Spanish. She has worked for the cruising industry for 16 years and worked her way up to Bar Manager, having passed through different positions and achieved outstanding sales targets. Patricia is very excited to be a part of the Cast-A-Way family to help others have the wonderful experience of being part of the cruising industry.
Sr. Global Recruitment Manager
Grace is from Lima, Peru. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian. She has worked for the cruising industry for seven years and worked her way up to Team Head Waitress. After she retired, she got a BA in Business Administration and Hotel Management; she worked for five years with a leading global airline and a telecommunications company. Grace has been with the Cast-A-Way family since 2018.
Sr. Placement Consultant | Europe
David comes from the coastal city of Alicante in Spain. He started his career at sea in 2005 when he joined Royal Caribbean and has worked his way up in the Entertainment department to become a Cruise Director. He also worked as Shorex Assistant Manager. He has worked in lines such as Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Pullmantur, lberocruceros, Cruise and Maritime Voyages and MSC. During all this time, he has visited over a hundred countries and wishes to help other people to join life at sea on cruise ships, the best job in the world. He joined the Cast-A-Way team in 2022.
Manager Operations EMEA (Europe,Middle East. Africa)
Chef & Concierge Expert
Thabi is from Mafikeng, South Africa. She is the Manager of Operations for EMEA, focusing on recruitment strategies and partnerships, business development and positioning the brand on the continent. She has a Hospitality Management background plus eighteen years of experience in the hospitality and banking industries. Thabi worked for Disney Cruise Line as an Assistant Server, Guest Services Associate, and Concierge. She joined the Cast-A-Way team in late 2021, and it's been a fulfilling venture.
Sr. Placement Consultant | South Africa
Mapule is from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a highly accomplished former Shore Excursions Specialist with great sales and operations management expertise. She brings eight years of experience working at sea as a Fitness Trainer and in Tour Operations for Carnival Cruise Line and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. She also was part of the original opening team for Virgin Voyages, Scarlet Lady. Working at sea has taken her career global. She is the On boarding Manager for Africa. Mapule is thrilled to be part of the Cast-A-Way family, sourcing top African candidates for our top clients.
Placement Consultant | Zimbabwe
Chido graduated Beauty College and pursued her passion to work on board. She worked with the On board Spa for five contracts before returning home and setting up a Beauty School to give other young Zimbabweans a chance to experience what she experienced on board ships. She worked on land for five-star hotels such as the Ritz Carlton.
Recruitment Manager | Mauritius
Sanjeev is from Riviere du Rempart Square, Mauritius. He started with Costa Cruise Line, where he completed fifteen contracts. He is fluent in English, French and Italian. He joined Cast-A-Way to help people pursue their dreams onboard.
Placement Consultant | Jamaica
Daytona is from Jamaica. She makes education her top priority. She obtained her Tourism Management Diploma from Northern Caribbean University. Her outgoing personality, ambition and determination positively impacts everyone she comes across. She is one of the newest members of the Cast-A-Way team, supporting our recruitment efforts in Jamaica and the Caribbean islands.
I Gede (DEWA) Mahendradata
Recruitment Manager | Indonesia
Dewa is from Bali, Indonesia. He started his hospitality career working for three years in a hotel as an assistant cook in Bali. In 2007 he started his first contract onboard as a Galley Steward and worked his way up to Galley Supervisor. In 2015 he continued his career working for a hotel restaurant in Bali until he started working with hospitality recruitment in 2016. With his experience, Dewa was excited to join the Cast-A-Way family in 2022, hoping to help many people have the wonderful experience of working on cruise ships as he did.
Ni Wayan (SENI) Senitiasih
Sr. Placement Consultant | Indonesia
Seni is from Bali, Indonesia. She started her career in the hospitality industry as a waitress and worked for over 5 years at Canggu Club Bali (now known as Finns Recreation Club). From 2014 to 2018, she continued her studies at Mahasaraswati University, majoring Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (English Department). She taught English at one of Bali's hotel and cruise line Training Centers during her studies. She has been a recruiter in the hospitality industry since 2019. Seni was super excited to join the Cast-A-Way family to help others achieve their dream jobs.
Onboarding Coordinator | Indonesia
Born in Lombok (the island next to Bali), Haris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English Education. Haris has excellent administrative skills to bring organization to the team! Haris was excited to join the Cast-A-Way team to help many people obtain their onboarding documents before joining their first ship!
Hasbiallah Haris, S.Pd.
Placement Consultant | Indonesia
Aby was born in Sukamulia, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. He started his career in the hospitality industry as a Recruitment Consultant in 2016. He studied at Nahdlatul Wathan Mataram University, majoring in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (English Department). He also had experience in Public Relations. Aby was excited to join the Cast-A-Way family to help many people find their dream jobs onboard Luxury Cruise Ships or in the hospitality industry.
HR & Management Sr. Recruiter
Casting | Performers Expert
Fabiana Baltazar is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in HR & Management as a Sr. Recruiter. She is a specialist in Casting - Performers Expert. Throughout her career, she has honed her skills and developed a deep understanding of the recruitment industry, helping companies find and hire top talent. Her expertise in Casting has allowed her to successfully match performers with roles that showcase their skills and bring out their best.
Natacia Thando Ngwenya
Natacia Thando Ngwenya was born in South Africa. Started her career on ships in 2011 as a Spa Therapist with Stainer then moved to Luxury shops onboard Starboard as a Beauty specialist on Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean. Thando has been in 100s of country and loved every moment while onboard. She ensures that joining Cast-A-Way is an opportunity to share her experience and help others get onboard while creating amazing memories.
From Albania, with over 10 years of experience as a Recruiter, specializing in the dynamic and demanding hospitality and tourism sector. Lorjana's extensive experience encompasses thousands of interviews across diverse roles, consistently achieving remarkable success in identifying and placing top-notch talent.
Bernhard has over 45 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. He started his career in Germany training as a chef in the renowned Steigenberger Hotel and completing his masters a few years later after having worked in some of the best 5-star hotels in Europe. He furthered his studies in Hotel Management at a renowned Hotel school in Switzerland and completed a BA in Business administration a few years Later. Bernhard answered a call to Africa joining the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. The initial 2-year contract became a 38-year stay in South Africa with the Southern Sun Group, Compass Group, and South African Airways. Finally, he joined Cunard Line on Queen Mary 2 for a one-off contract in 2007 and retired 16 years later having worked on all the Queens. He has a wealth of experience and joined our team to support us from Europe.
Tishauna is from Jamaica, graduated from Northern Caribbean University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Tishauna began her recruitment experience with Cast-A-Way in 2022. She is currently working with the Caribbean team as a Placement Consultant, helping candidates find their dream job onboard. Her passion is to connect people with the best opportunities in the cruise industry and make their dreams come true.
Finance Administrator | Special Projects
Luciene Barisson was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and has a degree in Engineering. She speaks Portuguese and English and lived in London, Ontario, Canada, from 2011 to 2013. Luciene currently lives in Brazil and supports the Cast-A-Way Finance and Admin teams.
Isa is a creative person from Brazil, passionate about art and graphic design. She is self-taught and seeks constant improvement in all activities. When Isabella joined our team, she got Cast-A-Way’s spirit right away and prioritized translating this spirit into everything she does for the marketing sphere. Isa thinks that one of the most valuable things someone can achieve is freedom, and that’s why she fits our team so well. She also has a degree in Veterinary Medicine and learned a lot about the simplicity of life with animals.
Introducing Alessandra, a dynamic professional with a rich background in education, travel, and event management. With extensive experience as a private English language teacher, Alessandra has successfully catered to a diverse range of learners, from children to senior executives. In the realm of travel, Alessandra specializes in consulting and program arrangements for independent travelers, ensuring unique and memorable experiences. Her expertise also extends to managing relocation and international mobility projects, facilitating smooth transitions for professionals moving to and from Brazil.
Márcia de Oliveira Bonifácio
Rosirene de Oliveira Bonifácio