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Meet the team: Stuart Lindsey


Our Loyalty and Cruise Sales Manager reveals his favourite tours, ports and on board pastimes

Stuart Lindsey, Loyalty and Cruise Sales Manager

I saw sloths, pink dolphins, piranhas and flying fish while I was on Adonia in the Caribbean! - says Stuart

What does your job involve?

I manage the on board delivery of the P&O Cruises loyalty scheme, The Peninsular Club. This involves planning lunches and cocktail parties for members, as well as answering any loyalty related queries. I’m also here to help guests choose and book their next P&O Cruises holiday.


Did you always want to work on a ship?

Yes. I was 12 years old when my I moved with my family from Port Elizabeth in South Africa to Southampton. Two days later, Aurora sailed in having just been built in Hamburg. I was so impressed by this great ship and all the press coverage that I just wanted to be a part of it. Twelve years later, I completed my first contract on Aurora and she’s still my favourite ship.


How do you spend your free time on board?

I catch up with colleagues and top up my tan, but I also love to get off the ship and explore the ports. It’s nice to have a break and also helps me to better explain the itineraries to guests because I’ve experienced them myself.


What’s your favourite time of year on board?

Summer! Everyone just seems so much happier. The Norwegian fjords are particularly breathtaking at this time.


What’s your favourite on board meal?

Three of the small plates served in The Glass House on Azura: tempura prawns, garlic mushrooms and butterbean cassoulet. A brilliant reward after a hard day’s work.


What’s the funniest thing that’s happened to you on board?

I was once a pirate in the Christmas panto on Adonia, which was very funny. And I dressed up as Captain Hook in the Crossing the Line ceremony on a journey where we crossed the equator.


Who or what do you miss about life on land?

My friends and family, of course, and my own bed. Oddly enough, I miss being able to cook my own dinner, too. When I’m on board, I like to make sure I have my essentials: a fully loaded laptop for entertainment, my phone and my credit card.


Which P&O Cruises trips would you recommend for families?

A 7-night cruise to the fjords in June or July, including our Norway in a Nutshell tour. Passengers hop on the scenic Flåm railway and chug through beautiful countryside and waterfalls. Then a coach takes you along the steepest road you’ve ever seen.


Tell us about the wildlife you’ve seen with P&O Cruises.

On my most recent trip on Adonia to the Caribbean and the Amazon, I was lucky enough to see sloths, pink dolphins, piranhas, flying fish and lots of very colourful birds.