Show 295, October 27, 2018: Riccardo Capraro, Hotel Director, Ruby Princess, Princess Cruises

Riccardo CapraroRiccardo Capraro is the Hotel Director aboard Ruby Princess. After the Captain he’s the next highest- ranking officer aboard ship. As we’re chatting with Riccardo this morning he is supervising the logistically challenging Turnaround aboard the ship. 3,000 guests need to be comfortably escorted off Ruby Princess while the ship is prepared for the afternoon arrival of 3,000 new guests cruising for 7-days to the Mexican Riviera. Every stateroom and suite needs to be completely cleaned and properly replenished for the next guests.

He’s responsible for just about everything other than safely maneuvering the ship. Huge responsibility. Riccardo oversees Food and Beverage, Hotel Operations, Customer Service, Housekeeping, Shore Excursions, Entertainment and the Medical Staff.

Ruby Princess is just back in service after 2-weeks in dry dock. Among the enhancements are large flat screen TV’s in all the staterooms and suites, digital ship directories on all decks located by the elevators and 30,000 square feet of new carpeting!

Ricardo has served 22 years with Princess Cruises and speaks English, Italian and Spanish.


Show 202, December 17, 2016: Claudia Ludlow, General Manager, Glorietta Bay Inn, Coronado

Claudia LudlowCoronado is “a bridge apart” from San Diego and is an incorporated City with a rich heritage and small town charm that is a great getaway. Longtime resident Claudia Ludlow is the General Manager of the historic Glorietta Bay Inn located across the street from the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. We’ll meet her.

“Overlooking the bay, Glorietta Bay Inn is located in the heart of Coronado one block from the Beach, shops, restaurants and world famous Hotel Del. With 11 Mansion Rooms and 89 Contemporary Rooms and Suites, Glorietta Bay Inn takes you back to a world of historic beauty with all the modern amenities. All rooms include complimentary continental breakfast. Prices starting at $179.”

“An island vacation awaits you at Glorietta Bay Inn. This boutique hotel is a historic landmark in Coronado and famous for its grandeur architecture, built in 1908 as the home of sugar baron John D. Spreckels (an early owner of the landmark Hotel Del Coronado).

Glorietta Bay Inn sits across the street from the famous white-sandy Coronado Beach, steps away from boutique shopping and restaurants, minutes from America’s Finest City’s best attractions, and just 8-miles from the San Diego International Airport.”