• 5 Reasons to Study a WSET Wine Course

    Posted: 25th January 2016 | Written by: Emma Laval

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    Are you a stew or stewardess and thinking of completing a course during the winter? Why not learn all about wine and spirits by completing WSET Wine & Spirits qualification. Riviera Wine are offering these internationally recognised courses in Juan Les Pins in February and March.
  • When Life Hands You Lemons... Get Cleaning!

    Posted: 10th August 2015 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    I always tell my students at the Steward/ess course that Grandma had the right idea – she used basic ingredients in the house, such as glycerine, soap made from animal fat (see definition Boerseep) baking soda, vinegar, sunshine, love, some luck and, of course… lemon juice!
  • Pursers: Financial Software to Balance the Books

    Posted: 17th July 2015 | Written by: Jodie Clarke

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    A Purser’s training for bookkeeping is challenging because many different software platforms are used on board yachts. Specific financial reporting requirements are determined by whoever manages the yacht and there is enormous variance between the different packages on offer. So which ones are the best and where does a trainee purser start?
  • Guest Gifts & Theme Nights - Part Three

    Posted: 8th July 2015 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Carrying on from Great Theme Nights - Part Two, here are some ideas for impromptu theme nights as well as great ideas for turn-downs and guest gifts.
  • Great 'Theme Nights' for Charter Guests - Part Two

    Posted: 20th June 2015 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Carrying on from Great Theme Nights - Part One, here are some additional tried and tested, popular themes that will ensure owners and charter guests enjoy a memorable time on board. As we need to keep the children happy too, let's start with a great idea for the kids.
  • Great 'Theme Nights' for Charter Guests - Part One

    Posted: 8th June 2015 | Written by: Isobel Odendaal

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    Some Steward/esses possess a natural flair and creativity and can dream up a theme evening in a matter of minutes. A frequently asked question on my Facebook group, ‘Yacht Stewardess Tips’, is regarding classy theme ideas, especially ones that can be executed in a fairly short time, without compromising on impact, wow-factor and originality.
  • Penum Yacht Interior Mentor Program

    Posted: 5th May 2015 | Written by: Penum

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    We are excited to launch the “Penum Yacht Interior Mentor Program”.The goal of this informal program, is to connect established Yacht Interior Managers/Chief Stews with Second Steward/esses and other aspiring Yacht Steward/esses.
  • Making the Transition to Purser

    Posted: 29th April 2015 | Written by: Jodie Clarke

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    I'm frequently approached by Chief Stewardesses that wish to make the transition to Purser and need some tips to help them succeed in their first Purser position.
  • Tips on How to Book an Artist Onboard

    Posted: 2nd April 2015 | Written by: Acrew/ Onno Ebbens

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    I still remember the first time I booked an artist. We needed a DJ for an event in Turkey and I started Googling and asked around. Luckily one of my friends knew some really good DJ’s and put me in touch with them.
  • The Crew Academy GUEST Courses

    Posted: 11th March 2015 | Written by: Lauren Williams

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    This month, OnboardOnline was invited to attend a lunch for the Crew Academy PYA accredited GUEST Level 2 Interior Training course. Rather than outdated and unrealistic theory training, The Crew Academy uses a villa with a realistic table set-up for their service assessments. By inviting real guests with a knowledge of the industry they provide a more constructive learning environment, with a critical eye.
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