Intelligent, beautiful and ambitious...
The Stewardess Bible talks with Rookie Stewardess Annick Suplicy
What is your star sign?
Where do you come from?
Born is Spain, raised in Brazil.
Where do you call home now?
Well... my family lives in Brazil, but since this January I've been living in Spain.
How long have you worked in the super yacht industry?
For 10 months.
What are your biggest accomplishments?
I'm junior so nothing big happened yet, but I guess being invited to temporarily work on another boat of my owner in the Seychelles!
Can you work under pressure?
I guess so, but it can be hard. I still have to master my emotions.
What is the most difficult situation you have faced?
Dropping my Biological Sciences course, because I was unhappy without knowing what to do after.
What are your pet hates?
People being ironic to me; people chewing with mouth open; others shouting or being loud; people slamming doors.
Tell me about the last time you felt anger on the job?
When a few other crew started whining (just for the sake of whining) about some organization improvements I implemented.
What do you do in your spare time?
I'm in a very low energy moment of my life, so I'm being quite lazy and staying indoors too much. But I love going out for a good dinner; whenever the opportunity shows.
I also go diving or snorkelling.
- Is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world.
Good times with friends! And drinking... with friends!
What would you like to be doing five years from now?
I see myself being a chief stewardess or purser in a great boat with good rotation, which would allow me to travel a lot.
Where would be your favourite holiday destination and why?
This doesn't exist... favorite... I love too many places.
But maybe I'd say I prefer the seaside. So wherever I find a good breeze, sun, good diving and amazing food, I'm in.
Where do like to shop?
Small local shops with good produced locally.
Can you recommend a service or a product that may be helpful to superyacht stewardesses?
Oh.. I'm too much of a "newbie" to give advice.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The unique combination of a hospitality job that allows me to move a lot and meet new people and see new places around the world.
What specific training was required to obtain this job?
Since my position is junior Housekeeper, apart from the STCW 95 and ENG1, nothing extra was demanded. But I invested in a 5-day Interior Course.
Can you tell me some vocabulary or terminology specific to your job?
Cannot think of...
What type of reading do you do on a daily basis?
Health blogs, news, and some of my fiction e-books
If you could go back and change something related to your education or your life as a student what would you change or what would you do differently?
I'm not sure if I would change anything... although I dropped Biology in the second year of Uni, graduated in Product Design and worked only 2 and a half years in the area.
I feel that these experiences made me know myself better and led me to the place I'm now - and I'm really happy!
What inspires you?
Traveling for sure!
I mean... The experiences I have while being in a new place, being exposed to new culture, language and people.
The best thing in the world.
To travel is to live.
- Hans Christian Anderson